I weep sometimes at night. That is when I am alone with my thoughts. All of the hopes and dreams I had for my life that didn’t come to fruition, haunt me.
I have had several nights like these in the past. I toss and turn and raise up an honest prayer. I cry out to God and ask, ‘How long will these thoughts overwhelm me?’, ‘When will this sadness and pain leave me?’ The next morning I will feel tired and emotionally drained. I would struggle with opening my Bible and seeking God. because what’s the point? I had prayed numerous times for relief and I still felt tortured.
Have you ever felt this way? If you have, then know you are not alone! We are surrounded by great company, David, Moses, Jesus..All of them cried out to God and asked why; but, for the purpose of this study, we are going to talk about Moses and how his story relates to our trials and sufferings.
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. They said to Moses, ‘What it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!’ Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’Exodus 14:10-14
If the Lord will fight for them, why wouldn’t He fight for you?
After Devotion: Study Exodus 14:10-14. What words jump out at you? What do you hear the Lord whispering to you? Write down the actions you should take.
Living by grace,
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Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still
This is what stuck out to me when reading. When I look back at some of the most troubling times of my life when I was asking God “why” I have now realized that with patience and letting God do the work he had planned is what I needed to wait for. In the moment of troubles or heartache, it is so easy to ask God why he would put you there, instead of praying to God to show you why, it’s easy to get lost in the hurt. When he delivers, it is an amazing feeling to see what he had planned for your life and your whys turn into how’s… how am I worthy of this life you’ve given me God?.. but that’s what is so great about this life with him in it, he has amazing plans for all of us and with time, patience, and a strong relationship with him.. it will come. I have learned to always believe in his plan and to always tell myself that God will not put me through anything I can’t conquer or handle. Especially in this trying last year for all of us, I think we can all take the time to appreciate the time at home, the time to get closer to God, and the appreciation of the little things. Sometimes it much easier to see the negatives, but there are always positives if we choose to find them. ❤️
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So beautifully said, Mary!!!! Thank you for sharing ❤