July 30 – Exodus 2:16-25
July 30 – Exodus 2:16-25
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Oh, heavenly Father, help us to feel Your peace and comfort as we wait for Your answer, which we know is always the right answer. Things sometimes don’t seem to be working for us, but I know You are always on our side. Help me to realize that and to always be on Your side. I sometimes find I expect You to always be fighting for me, but how often do I fight for You. Help me see those times that You want me to stand up for You against those who are speaking Your name in vain, or saying things that I know are against You and Your word. How it must grieve Your heart for me to expect so much and give so little. Help me give my best to You Father. You always deserve my very best!
In Jesus’ name.
Over 400 years have passed since the children of Israel moved to Egypt. And as we find them here, even in the worst of times, God is there and hears their cries. He hears our cries. He knows what we are going through, and He has a plan. I know sometimes it seems that it takes forever to see Him move the direction we want, and sometimes He moves in a totally different direction, but when He moves, it is always in the best way, at the best time. It might not be the easiest, as we will see as we continue in these verses, but God’s plan is always best.
Think about the things that are easy, though. They are seldom worth the time spent. It is those things that are tough, and the hard-won battles that teach us the most, and bring us to the best place.
What are you battling today that you need relief from and only God can help? Cry out to Him. He hears you.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. 17 The shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and saved them, and watered their flock. 18 When they came home to their father Reuel, he said, “How is it that you have come home so soon today?” 19 They said, “An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds and even drew water for us and watered the flock.” 20 He said to his daughters, “Then where is he? Why have you left the man? Call him, that he may eat bread.” 21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man, and he gave Moses his daughter Zipporah. 22 She gave birth to a son, and he called his name Gershom, for he said, “I have been a sojourner in a foreign land.”
23 During those many days the king of Egypt died, and the people of Israel groaned because of their slavery and cried out for help. Their cry for rescue from slavery came up to God. 24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. 25 God saw the people of Israel—and God knew.