The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; He is my God and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will exalt Him. Exodus 15:2 NKJV
God parted the Red Sea. The Egyptians pursued the children of Israel. God brought the water back upon them. The Egyptian army was destroyed. The children of Israel were saved. God was glorified!
Israel praised God when they crossed the Red Sea on dry land.
The people God brought out of Egypt gave Him praise, honor and glory when they felt He was working for them. When they had food to eat that was to their liking, when they felt safe, when life was fun and easy, they approved of God!
When they did not have the food they wanted, when they did not feel safe, when life was not fun and easy Israel grumbled and complained against God. In their hearts the measure of God’s goodness was their circumstances!
Seasons of economic decline degrade our quality of life. The cost of living rises at an incredible rate. Working class people live in poverty. Millions are homeless. Our enemies strike without warning. Will we ever feel safe and secure again? Where is God?
God is still on His Throne!
Jesus wants us to trust Him in seasons of plenty and prosperity. Jesus wants us to trust Him when our resources are thin and meager. Jesus wants us to trust Him all the time!
Jesus will use trials, hardships and suffering to refine us. The Lord will allow our faith to be tested so we can share our testimony with others. We cannot encourage others if our courage has not been tested. We cannot share our hope with others if our hope has not sustained us!
Will God ever give us more trial, hardship and suffering than we can endure? Will He ever give us a burden we cannot carry? We do not have to face our trials, hardships and suffering alone! We do not have to carry our burdens by ourselves!
When you do not understand why Jesus allows you to suffer focus on what you do know. God’s love for you is so great you cannot comprehend it with your limited understanding and finite mind. Jesus is with you today! Jesus will never ever leave you or turn His back on you!
Do not judge God’s goodness by your circumstances!
God knows all things. He knows your true needs better than you do. He knows how to truly bless you!
Do not be fearful. Jesus is your strength. He is your salvation. Sing God’s praises today. Exalt Jesus regardless of your trials, hardships and circumstances!
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