Trust More in God's Promises

November 9, 2023

Trust More in God's Promises

“Come now, therefore, and I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring My people, the children of Israel out of Egypt” (Exodus 3:10).

My November morning devotional reading has taken me to Exodus - in this verse, we see God’s plan to deliver the Israelites from the mighty hand of Egypt. Moses, having grown up in Egypt, most certainly knew that not only was this a formidable, almost impossible task, but that God’s choice of leader—Moses—must have felt completely overwhelming to him. This is echoed in Moses’ immediate response to God, where he asks, “Who am I?” (verse 10); “Who are you?” (3:13); and “What if no one believes me?” (4:1). As the story unfolds, we see God patiently using circumstances to teach Moses to trust more in God’s promises than in his own logic and reason.

God does this with all His children, doesn’t he? We must learn to “trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5). I’m currently in a season where a step of faith is being asked of me by God, and it’s quite like a situation which occurred ten years ago. In 2013, I remember my emotions and reason hungered to take control of both my mind and my spirit, and thus I spent far too much time absent from God’s peace. Like Moses, I could see no further than my feelings. Yet ten years later I’m grateful that while reason and emotion still want control, the peace of the Lord, and my trust in Him has been so much more prevalent.

This week Carey Nieuwhof, who is a Christian leader I follow on Twitter, posted this: “You run all of these scenarios: what if this? What if that? And you have to come back, in the end, to who do I really trust? Do I trust in horses or chariots, or in the Lord?”

Today, may we walk with God in such a way that we trust in His promises above all else and walk accordingly. May we listen to God so that we may be trusting and obedient to Him.

Pastor Chuck