In HIS Presence


Read: Exodus 14:1-31
Meditation verse:
“Then the Lord said to Moses, “why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!” (Exodus 14:15)

God had told the children of Israel through Moses, that He would deliver them from the oppression of the Egyptians and take them to the promised land. He repeatedly told them how beautiful and rich the land was; a land flowing with milk and honey. But He did not give them the details of how they would get there or what obstacles they would encounter. As they began the journey, it was one issue after the other. Every time they encountered a hurdle, they completely forgot God’s promise to get them to the promised land. They murmured against God and complained to their leader Moses.

The final straw was when the red sea was before them, whilst the Egyptians chased behind with all the forces in Pharoah’s army. This time around, they completely lost it. “They cried out to the Lord and said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that
we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness” (Exodus 14:11-12). And God spoke to Moses, “why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!”. In order words, God was asking them “have I not promised you that I would get you to the promised land? Why do you still doubt my ability? Since God had given them His word, why did they not simply enquire from Him how they would get across the red sea?

What has God promised you? And what are the hurdles you are currently faced with that is instilling some doubt in you? God in His wisdom does not give us the details, but if He has spoken it is guaranteed. “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? (Numbers 23:19). And Romans 11:29 says, “For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable”. So, instead of murmuring or doubting, simply ask “What next God?”, then get moving with the light He gives you, no matter how dim it may seem. He always gives just enough light for the step we are on.

IN HIS PRESENCE is written by Oke Chinye

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