Good Morning y’all. Today we are looking at Chapter 5 of Exodus.
This chapter really encouraged me, for I currently find myself in a situation similar to that of the children of Isreal. God has given me a promise yet my situation seems to be getting worse rather than better. There are days I feel like perhaps the promise wasn’t for me or I didn’t hear God well. But I’ve come to understand that the promise is for an appointed time and it will never fail. It might look hopeless now but God who promised is able to bring it to pass. He said in Isaiah that His word will not return to him void but it shall accomplish that which He has sent it to do. He also said He watches over his word to fulfill it. I am encouraged 🙂
Sometimes it has to get really bad before it gets better. It’s like God wants to bring us to the end of ourselves before He steps in. That way there is no doubt that He is the one who has wrought the miracle(s) for us; and therefore there is no chance of any man trying to take the glory for himself.
I cast my thoughts at the case of Job. He lost everything: children, possessions, wife and even friends before God restored him back.
In the case of the Isrealites, in todays chapter, Pharaoh increased their punishment after Moses and Aaron spoke to him about letting the people go. The Isrealites could not understand why their punishment increased if indeed God claimed to have heard their cries and was going to deliver them from the oppression of the Egyptians.
How many times do we find ourselves in situations where God has given us a word but the situation doesn’t change at all? If anything it becomes worse and we begin to doubt if God did speak to us.
Even Moses wasn’t sure anymore when he realised the Israelites’ task had been increased. He went back to God to question him about the situation.
We have to trust that He who has spoken is able to bring to pass that which He has promised. He will never fail us as long as we keep believing Him; and He is even able (out of compassion) to help our unbelief (Mark 9:24).
Friends, whatever it is you are going through, please hang in there. Keep praising and trusting God. He will surely come through for you. The Bible says, “… weeping may endure for a night but joy comes in the morning… ” Be encouraged 🙂
By God’s grace, Monday’s blog on chapter 6 will place our attention on God’s response to Moses’ question.
Dear Lord we thank you for today. We thank you for we know you are a good God who delights in helping Your children. We ask for grace to keep praising and trusting you even in the midst of our trails. On those days when we are so weary and weak, I pray your Holy Spirit will comfort and encourage us, and remind us of your promises to us. Thank you Lord. We pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen
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***With God all things are possible***