Do You Cry Out To God?
Any of us could be oppressed at any time.
It could be within a relationship. Perhaps it’s a job that makes you feel like you’re in seemingly never-ending bondage. Maybe it’s some sort of physical oppression.
What do you do? Are you trying to fix it all on your own? Are you seeking your own answers?
Or are you crying out to the Lord?
Israel had been in bondage to Egypt for over 400 years. What had started out as a way to survive ended up with Israel being the slaves of the Egyptian Pharaoh. It had gotten so bad that Israel was ordered to kill their children. This was the world that Moses was born into.
After murdering an Egyptian overlord, Moses hightailed it to the desert where he spent 40 years chasing sheep all over the wilderness. It was at this point that the Lord made His move.
Appearing to Moses, God said that following the oppression Israel had faced, the cry of Israel had reached Him. He was sending Moses to Pharaoh to free His people.
Imagine that for a minute. Israel had been crying out to the Lord for hundreds of years. That seems like a long time to us. It seems that the Lord is more than patient. From a human perspective, it almost seems like he is insensitive. Remember, though, that time is not the same to God as it is to us. A day more and less than a day to Him.
So, what do we do in the midst of our struggles? What do we do when life gets hard? Where do we turn when things stink?
We cry to the Lord.
Tell Him that’s tough. That it’s hard. That life just really, really is difficult. Tell Him whatever’s on your mind. It’s ok. He’s a big boy. He can handle it. He’s heard it all before.
Cry out to the Lord. He will hear you. He’s got a plan. He’ll see you through.
Do you cry out to the Lord?