And it came to pass in process of time that the king of Egypt died, and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of their bondage. And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. Exodus 2:23-25
Our scripture text reveal the historical events that transpire after the death of God’s Servant, Joseph. A new Pharaoh, (who didn’t know Joseph) fearing retaliation once the Israelites realized the Presence and Power of The Almighty God Who chose and sustained them as His Very Own People, planned to diminish the Israelites! Yet despite his efforts to destroy them, the Israelites rapidly increased into a mighty people. In order to divert this frightening consequence, Pharaoh set about to enslave and tighten his control over the Israelites with bitter cruelty, intimidation, oppression and subsequently demoralization!
BUT GOD, refusing to be deterred, breaking thru nearly 400 years of silence, raised up Moses to tell His people that He’d not forgotten them nor His Promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. GOD wanted to assure His people that while it may have appeared that their cries were being ignored, His Eyes were watching and His Ears were attentive to every one of their groanings and was coming down to deliver them from the hand of their wicked Egyptian captors.
Quiet as it’s often kept, every one of us who’ve professed Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord has experienced gapping periodic silences when all circumstantial evidence would suggest that Heaven has hit the mute button, slashing all means of communication, leaving us abandoned, isolated, vulnerable and alone to fend for ourselves!
While this may not fit into the 21st Century Theologian Doctrine of some sometimes it jus seems like everything is working against those of us who are striving to live our everyday lives in a manner that pleases and glorifies The God Who has called and redeemed us from ‘a miserable life of sin’! #ijs!!!
TRUTHBTOLD, life has a way of contradicting all of those ‘faith’ confessions that we cling to, until it drains our souls, depletes our hope and left unabated, causes us to doubt God’s Faithfulness and unintentionally heeding seducing spirits that suggest that perhaps this time, Satan jus might be a true prophet. And we all know how that turns out, huh?
TRUST2KNO, the devil is STILL a liar and the Father of lies. In other words, ‘IT AIN’T WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE’! Satan, the Master of Deception manipulates these moments of desperate silence attempting to overwhelm us with fear in order to persuade us that God is not to be trusted!
Beloved, in spite of appearances, logic or feelings, we must never forget that our Heavenly Father has sworn by GODSELF to never leave us or forsake us. The Omnipresent, Omniscient, Omnipotent Creator and Sustainer of all life has committed GODSELF to be with us! Even if we can’t see Him, by faith we know that He’s ALWAYS there, working behind the scenes, fulfilling His intents and purposes for each of our lives.
When the cares of this world overshadow the Voice of The Lord, when we can’t trace God’s Hand, we can still trust His Heart!
Precious one, WHEN HEAVEN GOES MUTE, DON’T FALL 4 THE OKEY DOKE! IT’S NOT TIME TO GIVE UP! REST ASSURED, HELP IS ON THE WAY!
Be still and know that I am GOD; I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us, the GOD of Jacob is our refuge. Selah! Psalm 46:10-11
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!
ETERNAL TRUTHS! #CARE2SHARE