When God steps in…
Who would have thought that life was going to get more difficult(as it were) for the Israelites when God stepped in?
It was bad enough that they had lost their freedom, having become slaves to pharaoh who now use them as laborers at his construction sites…at least, he still provided them with straw for brick making.
Then, God steps in and the straw stepped out. Things got worse, not better. Why?
Were things suppose to take negative turns when God steps in?
Somewhere in their minds, the Israelites wondered what kind of God it was that made things go from bad to worse. They certainly weren’t expecting such response from a God who claimed to have heard their cries, someone who was concerned about their plight.
Even Moses had his share of complaining to render, seeing the way things had turned out since his “auspicious” arrival to Egypt.
‘Moses went back to GOD and said, “My Master, why are you treating this people so badly? And why did you ever send me? From the moment I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, things have only gotten worse for this people. And rescue? Does this look like rescue to you?”‘ Exodus 5:22-23(MSG)
Anu: It don’t think it does my dear Moses! Wink*
God’s response to Moses went like this…
“My servant, don’t get yourself all worked up for the things which are seen(Israel’s present conditions) are temporary (subject to change), but the things(my promise of deliverance) which are not seen are eternal. And about the straw, I am Jehovah Jireh…I will make provisions for that also. Bet pharaoh thought his plans were ‘cool’, trust me I have better plans bro. For my plans towards Israel are of good, there’s no evil in it. Not to worry honey, I would turn everything he planned for evil for their good. He probably thinks he is punishing them, how I wish he knew he was only training them to build their own homes and cities when they get to Canaan. He is actually doing them a whole lot of favour, though it looks like evil…”
God: Does this look like a rescue to you now dear Moses?
Moses: Hmm…chai, You too sabi jare. How come I didn’t think of it that way?
God: It’s because my ways are higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours.
Moses: Roger that Sir, now I see things more clearly!
Whilst it seems like things are going from bad to worse, let not your hearts be troubled friends…God is working out everything for your good.
Take solace in this truth,
“When God makes you a promise, He isn’t telling you what He is about to do…He is telling you what He has already done in eternity past.” Bishop Wayne Malcolm
By the way, no pharaoh or power can stop what God is about to do in your life.
Do have a blessed week.
Bless your darling hearts.