After waiting for several years in slavery, the Lord softened pharaoh's heart and let the Israelites go. At first, it is easy to try to wonder why God took so long, but now I realized that He was testing their faithfulness. They were consistent in doing what God commanded them to do. As they obeyed, they experienced God's provision, so that through all of this and through the Israelites, the world will know who God is. The Israelites had to learn to trust God at His Word and continue to worship Him, regardless of their circumstances. It is humbling to look back and begin to understand why the Lord brings us through different situations. At the time, it is easy for us to become doubtful in the hardest moments of our lives, yet God remains faithful even when we are not.
Lord help me to trust Your faithfulness and let that drive my desires. Help me to have faith in you so that you can fulfill Your purpose through me.
- Bernadette Cabrera