Joy For All Seasons

Devotional
Is anyone out there doing “hard” today?

You might feel as if you are at the end of your courage … at the end of your strength … at the end of your joy.

Perhaps the words that God spoke to Moses nearly 3,500 years ago will resonate in your heart today:

“I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferings. So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land.” (Exodus 3:7 & 8a)

Never assume for one minute that God is ignoring your life or is unaware of your personal pain. God has surely seen! He is not blind, nor is He oblivious. He is intently looking at your life and has not left you to flounder alone.

God has heard your prayer and help is on the way! God never ignores the prayer of one of His own. A fervent prayer cried … or whispered … or shouted … or uttered … or even thought … by a desperate child gets the attention of the Father. He has given heed to your cry!

God is aware of your sufferings. He knows every detail of every disappointment of every pain-filled day and of every long, lonely night. There is nothing that you could tell Him that is “new” news to Him. How wonderful to serve a God Who understands human pain! He is aware!

He has come down to bring you up! God gets involved in the messy of our lives, rolls up His sleeves and gets to work.

The God of Moses is the God of YOU! How about meeting God in the wilderness of divine appointment and listening to His voice? I have a feeling that I AM will say the same thing to you that He said to Moses …

I have surely seen!

I have given heed to your cry!

I am aware of your sufferings!

I have come down to bring you up!

Joyful Thought to Ponder: What is the hardest experience that you have ever gone through in life? How did you see God’s hand move on your behalf during that time?