When The Bad Gets Worse

“Whoever walks wisely will be delivered.” – Proverbs 28:26

The meteorologist pointed to his map and said, “well, I’m afraid that before things get better, they’re going to get worse.” His forecast could have applied to Israel as God prepared to rescue His people from their slave-camp conditions. The barometer of events was falling rapidly. Threatening skies would soon turn into a churning storm of oppression. Earlier the people had talked excitedly about deliverance. But Moses, the designer of the great escape, had become Moses, the source of pain. As far as Pharaoh was concerned, slaves that had time to dream of freedom had too much time. So he multiplied their production quotas and took away their resources.  Moses cried out to the Lord for an explanation.

Time, however, showed that the plans of the Lord were not being frustrated. The great “peoples’ express” was getting ready to leave Egypt. All was on schedule. The Lord was deliberately testing His children by allowing their suffering to get worse before it got better.

We can find courage in this. When the world closes in, we know that our condition is not determined by the authorities of this world, but by the Lord who is above the world. – MRD II

Have faith in God _ the sun will shine
Though dark your way may be today;
His heart has planned your way and mine.
Have faith in God, have faith always. – Anon


Read: Exodus 5

Taken from Our Daily Bread