Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, who come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

Overwhelming circumstances and situations we can’t control can give us the wrong reflection. Look at the Israelites. The Israelites saw themselves as grasshoppers. Where did they get this distorted view from? God never told them they were grasshoppers in the sight of the giants and none of the giants called them grasshoppers. They obtained this view of themselves because they couldn’t naturally see how they would overcome this large obstacle.

Wrong reflections of ourselves are still present today. If we don’t have a spouse, we may see ourselves as lonely. If we don’t have a lot of money in the bank, we may view ourselves as poor. If things didn’t turn out the way we’d hoped, we may see ourselves as failures. We’re looking at ourselves through the wrong mirror.

The mirror we need to view ourselves through is the Word of God. We may not have a spouse, but God said He’ll never leave us nor forsake us, therefore, we’ll never be lonely (Deut. 31:8). We may not have a lot of money at this time but, the Word of God never calls us poor, but rich (2 Cor. 8:9). Even though things didn’t turn out the way we wanted, we’re still victorious (2 Cor. 2:14).

There are two mirrors that we can view our lives through. The Word of God and what we can naturally see. In order to overcome, be positive, and maintain our hope in this life, we must view our lives through the Word of God.