Does God Hate Me?

Does God Hate Me?

Are you in a situation where you have been asking, "Does God hate me?" 

If you are, learn from the Israelites when they were in the Wilderness of Paran 2 and 10 of the 12 spies they sent to the Promised Land told them that they could not conquer it because there were giants, (Numbers 13:28) strong people (Numbers 13:28) large cities that were protected. (Numbers 13:28)

2 of the 12 spies had a different opinion because Caleb and Joshua insisted that they could conquer it. However the Israelites would not accept their report and even wanted to stone them. (Numbers 14:10)

As a result of accepting the wrong report by the 10 spies, the Israelites cried saying, "Because God hates us, He has brought us from Egypt to deliver us to the Amorites so that they can destroy us. 
Where can we go?
Our brothers have discouraged us saying, "The people are greater and taller than us, the cities are great and fortified to heaven and we have seen giants there." (Deuteronomy 1:26-28) 

The Israelites began thinking that God hated them because He had brought them from the Egypt to the wilderness and now they had this seemingly impossible challenge of fighting giants, strong people, and cities that were fortified to heaven. 

However, God did not hate them.

Moses tried to show them this by encouraging them and telling them, 
"Do not be terrified or afraid of them.
The Lord your God Who goes before you will fight for you the same way He did in Egypt and in the wilderness where you saw how God carried you the way a man carries his son.(Deuteronomy 1:29-31) 

Therefore when you are tempted to think that God hates you because of the problems you are facing, do the following:

Do not fear
Do not fear the problems that are making you think that God hates you.

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Believe God
Instead of fearing your problems, decide to have faith in God by believing Him.

God had already told the Israelites that He was going to give them their Promised Land and He had delivered them from Egypt and led them through the wilderness taking them to the Promised Land.

God had already told them that their Promised Land would be flowing with milk and honey and the spies confirmed that it truly flowed with milk and honey. 

However, God had not told them that there were also giants, strong people and fortified cities living in their Promised Land. These problems in their Promised Land made them start thinking that God hated them because they thought they were now stuck in the Wilderness because they could not move into their Promised Land because of these problems.

Therefore when you are in such a situation where you are tempted to think that God hates you, remind yourself of what God has done for you in the past because Moses told them, The Lord your God Who goes before you will fight for you the same way He did in Egypt and in the wilderness.(Deuteronomy 1:29-31) 

Reminding yourself of what God has done for you in the past will build your faith and enable you to believe that He can still help you win your battles. 

To do this, Keep a Book of Blessings where you write down all the things that God does for you so that you can jog your memory whenever doubts of God's ability surface in your mind.  
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