Thursday, January 29, 2009

Being aware in difficult times.

EXODUS 5:22-23
Then Moses went back to the Lord and protested, “Why have you brought all this trouble on your own people, Lord? Why did you send me? 23 Ever since I came to Pharaoh as your spokesman, he has been even more brutal to your people. And you have done nothing to rescue them!”

All I have to say is WOW!
When I read this scripture God really opened my eyes to something. When I go through rough times I often go to God asking why? Why? Would something like this happen? Reading this scripture I realized that when I am going though a rough time and I rely on God to help me through it, I usually try to do things myself because Either I don’t understand what God is doing or I get afraid that things will not go my way. I have realized things usually don’t go the way I have planed. God has a bigger and better plan. When things look like they are not going to get any better or are just getting worse I should not get frustrated or annoyed, and try to do it myself. Instead I should look to see what God is really doing in the situations. I will be the first to admit it I am one of those people who gets annoyed and frustrated and just wants things to go smoothly without rocks being thrown at me. I have to pay more attention and see how God is working in my life or in someone else’s lives as well depending on the situation. Why would I want anything different than that to happen? I need to be more aware of what God is tying to teach me through difficult times. Why get all upset over nothing? In the end it’s all going to be ok. Everything always works out. I wish God would just slap me across the face sometimes and tell me to pay attention.

Then the Lord told Moses, “Now you will see what I will do to pharaoh. When he feels the force of my strong hand, he will let the people go. In fact, he will force them to leave his land!”

God had a plan that Moses didn’t understand. God wanted himself known to the Egyptians and this was the only way to get it across to them. Moses did not understand but God said he would see what would happen to pharaoh. Trusting in him and being aware of everything he has for us is so amazing! It helps us grow to be more mature in him and blesses us.
So, why must we question God so much? Why can’t we just trust him? Why is it so hard? God’s plan is what I want even if it hurts!!!


much2ponder said...

This is a very good post. Looks like you have been paying attention to what the Lord is speaking to you. This is good news. I find that sometimes I don't ask God why me, but at times I forget to ask him to lead and guide me. Then I find myself in a mess and wonder why I didn't call on God. We people are so strange at times, aren't we?

Singing Owl said...

Left you an award over at my place!