It's easy for me to read about the Israelites journey and think, "How in the world did they NOT trust God after all the miraculous interventions of God?"
They were in great distress in their slavery to the Egyptians, so God led them out of Egypt as God pronounced one judgement after another upon Pharaoh and his people.
The Israelites watched the mighty hand of God deliver them as their enemies drowned in the Red Sea, while they crossed over to freedom on dry ground.
Yet in the wilderness, they began to question God's goodness and His ability to supply food for them. Even though Moses had struck the rock, and rivers of water gushed forth - enough for a million plus people and their flocks - they still doubted the power of God to take care of them.
Is it hard for you to depend on God for His provision? for His deliverance?
TIME AFTER TIME I HAVE SEEN GOD MOVE ON MY BEHALF, but I still question His goodness. I am unable to believe that He is GOOD, and that the path He has for me is for my GOOD.
When we walk through the valleys and our world comes crashing in, what do you run to? What idols are exposed in the heat of the fire? Do you try to fix things yourself? Do you want to go back to your self-sufficient life, or would you rather see God's miraculous hand of deliverance, leading you with His cloud by day, and the light of His fire at night?
God wants us to know that He is with us through the deep waters. His love is powerful. His mercy is unending.
REMEMBER His power. He is able to deliver. Trust in His goodness.
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