|We are to pray, seek and ask, and then simply trust that God is at work. We are to believe He is leading us. And whether everything ends up in loss or gain, God has a plan. He closes one door to open another. Why the Lord has subjected His miracle-working power to our human faith cannot be explained. We know that Adonai shows us that unbelief paralyzes His work.Time after time under Moses’ leadership, the children of Israel refused to lay hold of God’s past promises to them. Every word that God had said to them was useless in their minds. Because his glorious promises were not mixed with faith, they became void and ineffective.Often the Israelite’s wanted a new word from the Lord. Despite His great promises to them, they asked in crisis after crisis, “God, are you with us or not?” In other words: “Lord, give us Your word that You’re with us. We can’t see any evidence that You are. Give us a new revelation, some new evidence.”In spite of their murmuring and accusations of unfaithfulness, God gave Moses a reminder: “Dread not, neither be afraid… The Lord your God shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt.” Note this was not a new word. Rather, God was saying, “I told you in Egypt I would go before you, I would fight for you, I would dwell among you.” The same reminder is echoed in both the Tanakh and Brit Hadashah: “The Lord shall fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Sh’mot [Exodus] 14:14).Over and over God had told them, “I am with you. I will fight for you. Lay hold of My promise, and forget it not.” But here they were again, trembling before their enemies, voicing all kinds of fear, saying, “We are not able to go up.” They doubted God’s call on their lives, doubted God loved them, doubted His presence in their midst.Many of us are so like the children of Israel! We wonder, “God, are you really with me in this? I know what you promised me, but is it really true? Oh, Lord, I’ve got to hear from You. Please, speak a new word. Give me some new assurance. Will I be delivered from this?”Why do we fear and tremble before our enemy? It is because we do not truly believe what God has already promised us. Often we act as if he has never said a word to us! The Holy Spirit does send us a special word of comfort, assurance or direction. But the surest word is always found in the Scriptures.Do you tremble before an enemy stronghold? Remember what God has said to you: “I will fight for you! Dread not, neither be afraid. Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. No man or devil can pluck you out of My hand. I will keep you and sanctify you by My Spirit.” Grab hold of the promises already provided. Trust in God’s Word!2 Peter 1:4—And because of His glory and excellence, He has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.Yirmeyahu (Jeremiah) 29:11—For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.Mattityahu (Matthew) 11:28-29—“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.Yeshayahu (Isaiah) 40:29-31—He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.Philippians 4:19—And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Messiah Yeshua.Romans 8:37-39—No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through the Messiah, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Yeshua the Messiah.Mishlei (Proverbs) 1:33—But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.”Yochanon (John) 14:27—“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.