In the portion of Devarim, Moses, shortly before his passing, recounted all of the Israelite’s travels through the desert, and chastised them for their behavior during those 40 years. Nevertheless, he concludes by encouraging and comforting them as they are about to enter and conquest the land of Canaan. He reminds them not to fear their enemies, saying, “God will fight for you, just as He did in Egypt” (Deut. 1:30). He then comforts them by saying, “You have seen how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you have gone, until you came to this place” (Deut. 1:31).
As the Children of Israel were about to enter the Land, they knew that along the way, they would have to face and overcome some frightening enemies. God wanted to encourage them that He would always be there to help them and strengthen them. He had fought for them in Egypt, sustained them in the desert for 40 years, and given them victory over their enemies along the way. He reminded them that He, as a Loving Parent, carried them as a father carries his son, and brought them all the way to the point where they were at.