When we can't even hear the good news
How often I've been in this place...I can't even believe what God is telling me because I am so discouraged by my circumstances...by things that seem so much bigger...so focused on the bullet closest to my head! How often do I find myself in this same place...I can't hear or trust God's promise of deliverance because circumstances seem so much more immediate and overwhelming...because I am so discouraged and focused on what's happening that I can't wrap my imagination around what He is doing? I think of all the great followers of scripture who heard God's voice and answered, "Here I am," and yet so often my answer is, "Who me?" When I think of the Isrealites marching out of Egypt as we've seen depicted in so many movies through the years, my heart goes out to those who were too afraid...who didn't get to see God split the Red Sea, or all the miracles of the desert, because they were too afraid...they chose to stay behind in Egypt...to remain in bondage because it was all they knew...they were too afraid to step out...that's when I pray..."I believe, Lord help my unbelief!" Please don't let my fear cause me to choose to remain in bondage when everyday, you offer me freedom if I can just trust you!
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