Moses replied, “When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the LORD. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the LORD’s. But I know that you and your officials still do not fear the LORD God.” Exodus 9:29-30
Pharaoh is playing a game with Moses. Moses asks to Pharaoh to let his people go. Pharaoh says “no,” God sends a plague Pharaoh say he will let the people go, then changes his mind. Repeat. Here Moses calls him out. The hail will stop but Pharaoh has no fear of God, just fear of the circumstances.
I wonder how much I am like that. I pray that God will fix my circumstances. I fear my circumstances more than I fear God. I figure that if I can fix my circumstances, everything will be alright.
Maybe it is time to make a choice. Will I rely on my circumstances to bring me pleasure, comfort, security, and significance or will I rely on God? My mind knows the answer. My heart still needs some convincing.
God, too many times I trust in circumstances more than I trust in you. I fear them more than you. I put more value in them than I do in you. Teach me how to live.
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