She continued 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?
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United where she actually got several answers to all of her own questions.
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)
As she continued to read, she 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
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 four 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.
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.
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