Setting the stage for redemption and deliverance

bricksExodus 5:19-23 Since Pharaoh would not let up on his demands, the Israelite foremen could see that they were in serious trouble. As they left Pharaoh’s court, they met Moses and Aaron, who were waiting outside for them. The foremen said to them, “May the LORD judge you for getting us into this terrible situation with Pharaoh and his officials. You have given them an excuse to kill us!” So Moses went back to the LORD and protested, “Why have you mistreated your own people like this, Lord? Why did you send me? Since I gave Pharaoh your message, he has been even more brutal to your people. You have not even begun to rescue them!” (NLT’96)

We are so like this, blaming others for our circumstances, even when the Almighty himself was the one who told us what to do. Complaining to God when things don’t go the way we thought they would. Faith requires us to trust that when we are walking in God’s ways, he is ruling over our circumstances and has a purpose in every “bad” thing that happens.

What if your current difficulty — like theirs — is God setting the stage for redemption and deliverance? Notice what he says in response to Moses’ complaint: “Now you will see what I will do ….” (6:1)

Trust God. Press on.


About Mark Kelly

Jesus follower, Bible reader, husband/father/son/brother/uncle, rider, hiker, snapshooter
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One Response to Setting the stage for redemption and deliverance

  1. bwdell says:

    Now you will see what God will do. A verse to remember in times of trouble.

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