Exodus 5:22-23 When God’s Task Gets Rough

“Moses returned to the Lord and said, Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.” Exodus 5:22-23

After a lot of arguing with God, Moses chooses to go before Pharaoh with Aaron. He boldly goes before Pharaoh and gets quickly rejected. Pharaoh then chooses to make the people have to work a lot harder than before.

The Israelites were angry with Moses, because what he did caused them more suffering than before. Moses goes to God complaining about since he went to Pharaoh all there has been, has been nothing but trouble. He feels God did not do what He said He would do–to rescue the people.

Most people feel that when God calls them to do something it will be an easy road, since God called them to it. They expect that God will already have cleared all the obstacles in the way. Yet, God does not normally work that way.

Prior to sending Moses to Pharaoh, God said that Pharaoh would harden his heart and not let them go until He did something major. It would be a process to get Pharaoh to let the people go. Moses had forgotten that bit of information.

God may have called you to some ministry or position or task to do. As you go up to it, you may encounter many roadblocks or challenges. However, if God has called you to that task, you must continue forward with it, until released or fulfilled.

God already knows the challenges, but He also knows the process that it will take to be successful in the task.

The important thing is that you must remain faithful in what God has told you to do. Do what He said to do and let Him work out the rest of the details. As you do this, you will grow in Christ, learning to trust Him more, and you will see greater miracles and events in your life.

Are you going to complain or quit when the going gets rough?

Or will you trust God and keep on task?

I pray today that you will know the task God has called you to; that you will trust God to fix the challenges in the way; that God will give you strength to keep going forward; and that God will do mighty deeds through you.


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