Sunday, January 23, 2011

Daily devotional: The foggy effect of circumstances

Scripture
Moses reported this to the Israelites, but they did not listen to him because of their discouragement and cruel bondage.
Exodus 6:9 NIV

Observation
The Lord God just finished telling Moses the mighty way He would deliver the Israelites from their slavery and oppression in Egypt. But the Israelites could not see past their situation to believe that God had better plans for them, even though they were plans that had been previously revealed years before, that they would inherit the land of Canaan.

Application
Trust the Lord no matter my current situation. Listen, praise, and follow Him regardless of external circumstances. In the end, I know my Redeemer lives and will come back for me, to usher in the New Jerusalem and take me to be with Him for eternity.

Prayer
Lord, help me not to be as the Israelites were when Moses delivered the news to them of their forthcoming deliverance. Instead, help me to see Your face and Your hand at work, and even when I don't, help me to believe and trust You anyway. I love you!

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