It’s time to exercise our faith. I was wondering why there has been a lot of adversity for us over the last several years.
Lonely times, moments of doubt and fear, the “what if” thoughts, and trusting in Yahweh for our daily bread. He wants our hearts and will allow us to be uncomfortable in order to rely on him and draw near to him. When things are going extremely well, we tend to let pride creep in. Struggle keeps us humble and our focus on God.
I was recently reading about Moses. Remember he was a baby left in a basket in the river (he started off in struggle). Then, grew up in the palace living the easy life. Until he realized who he was and became angry with the slave drivers. Then he spent time alone in the wilderness and God appeared to him. He was then asked to do some very very hard things. 1. Face pharaoh 2. Lead over a million people 3. Face certain death for all the Hebrews up against the Red Sea 4. Listen to grumbling after God just rescued them from slavery and death 5. He didn’t get to enter the promise land after all of that.
Moses has enough faith for a whole nation of people!!! He met with Yahweh many times and trusted him fully. And when it was nearly time to enter the promise land, he breathed his last breath.
Here is what the Bible says about his death
“So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab, opposite Beth-peor; but no man knows his burial place to this day. Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died, his eye was not dim, nor his vigor abated.”
Keep running the race and do not give up. We are going to face trials of all kinds, yet God cares enough to see us through. Moses was 120, had great eye site and was full of vigor!
“Father, sustain me as you sustained your servant Moses, and create in me a pure heart for your people”. “Rescue us from the hand of the oppressors, while we seek you.”