Turn To God In Tough Situations

by | Sep 16, 2019 | Vital Life Application Devotions

Exodus 5:15-21 New International Version (NIV)

15 Then the Israelite overseers went and appealed to Pharaoh: “Why have you treated your servants this way? 16 Your servants are given no straw, yet we are told, ‘Make bricks!’ Your servants are being beaten, but the fault is with your own people.”

17 Pharaoh said, “Lazy, that’s what you are—lazy! That is why you keep saying, ‘Let us go and sacrifice to the Lord.’ 18 Now get to work. You will not be given any straw, yet you must produce your full quota of bricks.”

19 The Israelite overseers realized they were in trouble when they were told, “You are not to reduce the number of bricks required of you for each day.” 20 When they left Pharaoh, they found Moses and Aaron waiting to meet them, 21 and they said, “May the Lord look on you and judge you! You have made us obnoxious to Pharaoh and his officials and have put a sword in their hand to kill us.”

The foremen were caught in the middle. They had to get the people to produce the same amount. They complained to Pharaoh. Then, they turned on Moses. Have you ever felt caught in the middle at work, in a relationship, with family, or in church? Complaining will not solve the problem. Turning on the leadership will not solve the problem. God sees the entire picture, and he has a bigger plan in mind. Rather than turning on leadership in a problem situation, turn to God to see what he may be doing in this situation.

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