She continued on in her study and after just four verses, she had to stop. How could it be and why is it that everything I read lately in the Old Testament seems to speak to the very season I’m in? How could that be? What are you trying to teach me?
Thanks for joining us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and Trench Classes United where she actually got several answers to her own question.
She dared to ask the same question that Moses did all those years ago, “Why have you brought me to this if you knew they were going to resist, and in fact, cause more trouble, and you still haven’t moved or changed it?” (paraphrased: Exodus 5:22)
She continued to read in Chapter 6 and was surprisingly surprised over the similarities with Moses’s story not only in her life but also the cycles that seem to reveal the same problems in the world today: a lack of obedience…or is it a lack of faith, she wondered?
She so related to Moses’s cry of why? Why do things seem to get worse when we do what He asks us to do? The season she’d been in for almost two years now was so close to approaching the other side of healing, and yet, she was tired, weary, and at times wondered if this was as good as it would get. And then she’d remember the promises He gave her in the beginning of the journey, miracles of sorts. She continued to read.
I am the Lord; I will bring you out from the burdens of the Egyptians. I will rescue you from their bondage and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. I will take you as My people and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” Ex. 6:6a-7
As was her custom, she applied her stuff to what she read: “I am your God; I will bring you out from under the burden of _________. I will rescue from _______ and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments to those who have not repented. I will take you as mine and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out of the burdens of ________.”
Friends, life application is powerful which is why I have left those blanks for you to fill in with whatever has you wondering why. [Also, my current season isn’t just my story so I am being as transparent as I can.]
And as far as my original questions in the beginning, well, the answers He gave me are for you as well: “When you spend time with Me in My word, I will reveal to you how much I love you, that you still have much to learn, that I am here to offer comfort, validation and education as well as encouragement to stay and obey.”
May you come to learn that faith is to obedience what obedience is to faith; they fuel and feed each other and you need them both on your way to heaven.