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Why did you ever send me?  Ex 5:22 

Ever ask that Question? Seems like those thoughts come over us when we are looking at our circumstances and taking our eyes off of what we know to be true and God is asking us to do. In Exodus chapters 3 and 4, God met with Moses on the mountain at the burning bush and called Moses to lead the people out of Egypt.  Moses finds himself as the new leader in chapter 5 in the midst of a discouraged group of people who feel God has not heard their prayers and things just keep getting worse for them.  Ever feel like that?

"Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery." (Ex 22)  Sometimes when we are under our circumstances and in the midst of suffering, we feel God is not there and just not listening. It’s easy sometimes to forget that God always keeps His promises and has a plan for us even when we can’t necessarily see how He plans to work things out.  Today you may find yourself in one of those tough spots feeling like an Israelite just stuck in a bad situation and feeling like you are up against a giant. Sometimes we need to look back into God’s past promises and answers and past prayers to find hope for the current prayers to be worked out in our lives today. 

Spend a few minutes today remembering some of the great promises from Scripture God has promised… Here’s just a few to get you started…

Josh. 21:45 Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass”.

Psalm 119:105 “Thy Word Is a Lamp Unto My Feet and Light Unto My”

Hebrews 13:5  “I will never leave you nor forsake you”

Rom. 8:37 "No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 

Philippians 1:27 “Let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ”.

If God is for you and with you, though you did nothing to deserve or earn his promises, do everything you can to “live to make Him known” standing on His promises.  No matter what valleys you may feel you are temporarily living in or how dim your hope for a brighter future may be. His promises stand and are to be our strength, our focus, and our guiding light. 

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