Under oppression many shrivel, grow weak and submit to their fate… But not the
Isrealites… They Thrived! Growing in numbers and strength. What can we say then about then ourselves with life trials? Are we to be weakened and diminished? Or, is the pressure meant to magnify us, help us grow and multiply?
Life trials sometimes feels like oppression… Especially when it comes to downsizing our lives or losing things we thought were good for us.
The Lord always knows what is coming in our future and is always preparing us to receive, unfortunately it is in our trust that we fail to follow Him. Our minds consistently plays games with us, telling us what it wants instead of trusting and exercising Faith that He is for us and not against us!
Have you ever made it through a terrible time in your life only to find you gained something spiritual out of it?
The Good Lord is His mysterious ways pointed out to me that sometimes, pressure brings diamonds out of coal. The Good Lord brings us through journey’s with the intention that we grow stronger and multiply our abilities and strengths so as to help others walk through hard times. His church will be in a pressure cooker for a while, but what comes out at the end, will be a magnitude of Strong and Faithful Believers who will be His inheritance! Praise God for His mysterious ways! Amen?
Below we are reminded of what the Book of Exodus speaks about…
Exodus describes the history of the Israelites leaving Egypt after slavery. The book lays a foundational theology in which God reveals his name, his attributes, his redemption, his law and how he is to be worshiped.
21 And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own. 22Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.”
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
And this one…
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.
Isn’t it wonderful to know that no matter how many times your enemy tries to stomp you down… You will Prevail! You will Succeed the situation! You will WIN! Praise God for all His Fantastic Mercy and Grace! He is always on our side!
Enjoy your day! Whether you are fighting oppression or resting after the storm… Remember, God’s Got This.
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