DCLM Daily Manna 19 December 2019 – Too Traumatized To Trust?
TODAY’S TOPIC: TOO TRAUMATIZED TO TRUST?
TEXT: Exodus 6:1-13
KEY VERSE: “And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage” – (Exodus 6:9).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 19 December 2019
A fortune teller studied the palm of a young man and said to him, “You will be poor and very unhappy until you are thirty-seven years old”. The young man responded, “Well, after that, what will happen? Will I be rich and happy?” “No,” the fortune teller said. “You’ll still be poor, but you’ll be used to it after that.” For sure, fortune telling is satanic. But here is the lesson: people can get used to a miserable situation when such situation persists for so long.
Such was the case of the children of Israel in Egypt. Since losing favour when a Pharaoh that knew not Joseph mounted the throne, the Israelites had been subjected to prolonged and cruel bondage. At the time Moses was sent by God to deliver them, they had become so traumatized that they lost all hope of ever being redeemed. They allowed the tormenting fear of Pharaoh and their oppressive condition to take such a disproportionate toll on them that even the assurances from the Almighty God could not lift their spirit.
Sometimes, believers find themselves in similar situations. They are tempted to slip into doubt, distrust and disconsolation because of protracted severe conditions. But at such times, it is important to remember that our heavenly Father knows what we are passing through and He has our best interest at heart. Unlike the children of Israel, we must cling to the unfailing “I wills” of the unchanging God. He certainly will deliver His own out of their afflictions.
Are you passing through bitter circumstance at this time? Even if it has proved prolonged beyond your expectation, do not let the situation blindfold and deafen you to the assuring promises of God. He will carry you through.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: An ounce of God’s “I will” neutralises Satan’s deadliest concoction.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Zechariah 1-5
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