“Then Moses turned to the LORD and said, ‘O Lord, why have you done evil to this people? Why did you ever send me? For since I came to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has done evil to this people, and you have not delivered your people at all.'”
Have you ever felt that God has called you to something only to keep running into so many snags that you end up questioning whether God has called you for that at all?
Moses was told by God Himself that he would lead God’s people out of Egypt. As Moses and Aaron begin doing as God commands they keep running into snags. Pharoah keeps saying no. It doesn’t matter what signs are done or what is said Pharoah won’t let the Israelites go.
Moses wonders why God sent him at all because not only are God’s people still being held as slaves; their workload has increased. They are still required to make the same number of bricks daily even though they have to provide their own straw.
I love what God does next. He reassures Moses of His plan and who He is.
He tells Moses that He is the LORD–the same LORD that appeared to his forefathers; Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He reminds Moses that He made a covenant with His forefathers that He intends to keep. Then He says that He has heard the cry of the people and remembered the covenant that He made with them.
God then tells Moses to tell the people of Israel that He will bring them out of Egypt and they will be His people and He will be their God. He tells Moses to tell them that He will bring them to the land that He gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The people didn’t listen to Moses because they were treated harshly as slaves and their spirits were broken. God tells Moses to go into Pharoh and tell him to let the people go. Moses asks God how Pharoh will listen to him. And then God reminds Moses and Aaron of what He called them to do–which was lead his children out of Egypt.
I share this story with you today to remind you that if God called you to do something He wants you to do it. Don’t stop just because it gets hard. Keep going, keep pressing on knowing that God is with you and He will show you his plan in time. Listen for God’s calm reassurance that you are indeed on the path that He has for you.
Until next time,
P.S. You can read this story for yourself in Exodus 5:22-6:10 (: