The truth surrounding their current circumstances didn’t involve kicking back and soaking up the sun while singing endless praises about their good, easy, problem-free, blessed life. Instead, their present reality found them pursued by their enemies who were quickly gaining speed. The gap between them was closing. They were unarmed, out-numbered, with no seeming way forward.
If they gaze back at their oncoming Enemies, they feel desperate. If they gaze at their own limited abilities, they feel despair. If they gaze at the roadblocks ahead of them, they feel disillusioned. Sound familiar? But, IF they gaze at the One who is greater than their Enemies, whose abilities far exceed their own, who can overcome all roadblocks and continually goes before them, then they will know hope and joy and rest and find great delight in Him. The same is true for us today! :)