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Exodus 5: 22-23              (NIV)

Moses returned to the Lord and said, “O Lord, why have you brought trouble upon this people? Is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble upon this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”

Reading this makes me uneasy. My heart responds, “Moses, you better watch it talking to God that way.” Then as quick as a thought, my perspective changes because I know the rest of the story and I think, “Just wait Moses. God is coming and He is gonna show up big.”

I am willing to wager that there are few Christians who have not approached God with the same confusion. You know the promise of God. You are standing on that promise. You have quoted it, written it and you honestly believe God. Yet you look at the circumstances and think, “Hey God, wake up will ya? We’re dyin’ down here.”

Well, it is easy to have faith in God’s deliverance when you have read the rest of the book and know what happens. It is so joyful and you want to cheer when God moves. It is not so much fun, however, being in Moses’ shoes and we’ve all been there. You try to figure out what is going on since you are following God’s direction but it looks like the bad guys are winning.

Hang on! God bless you just hang on! Keep believing God and keep confessing His word. Just as was the case in Egypt with Moses, God is going to show up on the scene and lead you to the Promised Land. He is moving resources into place now. He will give Pharaoh one more chance not to doom himself but He, God, is going to rescue you. The only question is will he have to crush Pharaoh to do it. God would rather save you both but listen, He is going to bring you out of Egypt one way or the other and if He has to move a kingdom and a king to do it, well then, so be it. Don’t give up. Remember what happens at the end of the story. Your own story is not so different as Moses’. Believe me. And you are every bit as important to God. I know the end of your story too. You win! Now just hang in there and see your deliverance. Don’t give up and decide you will just stay in Egypt. Keep believing. Keep confessing God’s promises to you. You are going to win if you don’t quit.

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