If you read the book of Numbers in the Bible you will see how the Israelites kept on taking God for granted and being ungrateful towards Him. Every time they ran out of food or had no water or a problem came their way they spoke against the Lord. The Israelites spoke things like “wouldn’t it have been better for us to die in Egypt instead of here in the wilderness” or they murmured against the prophets Moses and Aaron whom God had sent to rescue them out of Egypt. The Israelites focused on the bad but never stopped to see the miracles that God had already done for them. God brought them out of Egypt where they were oppressed by Pharaoh. God always provided food and water for them to eat and drink. God led them through the wilderness by a Cloud in the day time and Fire by night. God always made a way out of no way for the Israelites yet they always turned away from Him when troubles came their way. Their own ignorance caused them to stumble and fall and wander in the wilderness for 40 years when they could have immediately possessed the land which God had promised them that flows with milk and honey (Exodus 3:17).
Now, I wonder how many of us sometimes act like the Israelites at times? We get so consumed with the problems that come our way that we forget to stop and see everything God has already done for us. Sometimes we might fail to thank Him for what He has already done because it seems like the giants ahead of us are bigger. Yet, is anything too hard for the Lord? (Jeremiah 32:27) The trials and tribulations only come to make our Faith stronger in Him. God doesn’t give us more than we can handle and He has already provided a way out for us in everything that we have to go through in this lifetime. Nothing catches God off guard even when we stumble and fall off course He still has a back up plan. Think of all the things that God has already done for you and brought you out of. Then apply it to whatever you’re going through right now and ask yourself “Why wouldn’t He bring me out of this if He has already brought me out of that?” All in all, let’s always remember to keep our eyes on the Lord and not the problem. When we do this there would be no doubt in our minds that we already have the victory.