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Over the years I have seen many up and down moments.This week as we read Exodus 11-15 something that stuck out to me was how the Israelites had difficulty praising God in the difficult moments even after they had seen the vast miracles that God had preformed on their behalf.
As I pondered this revelation this week something came to mind…..
I do the same exact thing!! Through the difficult moments in my life I have a problem of thinking of all the worst case scenarios, instead I could be thanking God for the storm. You see it is once I begin to focus on Him that He puts His umbrella of protection to shield me from getting wet during life’s storms.
This was a hard one for me to choke down. Mainly because in my silly human nature I am a natural fixer. I am usually the one someone calls when they need something done because well I will typically do so. Yet, when I find myself in a situation drowning I often wonder “Why are you letting this happen?” . This is exactly what the Israelites where doing!?!? They were thankful to be removed from the rule of Pharaoh and yet when things started to look a bit doubtful they became consumed with what I like to call the “poor me” attitude.
What if instead we…..
Praised God for the privilege of going through the storm.
Allowed God to take over in the situation.
Simply took a blind leap of faith that God has everything under control.
Trusted that these difficult moment might possibly end up being something that glorifies God.
Realized that these moments were in fact something to be celebrated.
Over the past week I have dealt with a few difficult moments. (Isn’t it amazing how Satan will attack us when we are at a spiritual peak). Something that I realized however is that when I stopped and praised God for my children who were being difficult, my insane work load and my overly booked schedule that I felt God surround Himself around me!! Oh what a wonderful and humbling experience that was.
Difficult moments are going to come in our lives. They are going to happen even more so when we are living our lives the way that God wants us to. However, we have something that no one else has…….An awesome and amazing God who loves us. One who always protects us even when we question what is actually happening.
Moses closes out our week of reading with a wonderful tribute to God (Exodus 15) and the verse that stuck out to me most was Exodus 15:2
The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation;this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him
Will you join me in the goal of exalting God through all our difficult moments even when those moments are sometimes almost to hard to bare?
I would love to give you a gift to remember to praise God in all the difficult moments. So I have made you all a wonderful little bookmark that you can print off and use.
Until Next Time Just Keep Soaring 4 Him,
I am blogging through the Bible with some great friends. Each week we share our thoughts on passages that we are reading together through the week. It is amazing to me just how God is laying different things on each of our hearts. You do not have to be a blogger to join in. In fact the main goal of Good Morning Girls is to encourage women of God to dedicate a little of their time each morning to seeking wisdom from God’s Word. To join us simply click on the image below and it will take you directly to Good Morning Girls where you will find our reading plan, free study materials and wonderful words of inspiration.
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