I have been reading Exodus in my quiet time the last few days. I can't stop thinking about Moses, and the Israelites. Moses was called by God to lead the Israelites out of Egyptian bondage. God promised Moses that He would free the Israelites from the Egyptians.
Moses went to Pharaoh. He asked Pharaoh to let the Israelites go - after all, that's what God told him to do, and God promised He would work t out!
But Pharaoh didn't let them go! He said no way! So Moses, by God's command, began calling plagues down on Egypt. Water turned to blood, hailstorms that destroyed crops and livestock, frogs, gnats, on and on it went. Each time Pharaoh promised that if Moses would call off the plagues, he would let the people go. And each time Moses called of the plague, Pharaoh changed his mind.
Now Moses had to be confused, frustrated, and annoyed at all of this. God said all I had to do was ask, and it would be done! And every time it looks like we are going to succeed, we have another setback! What's going on here God!
I'm no Moses. I'm not leading anyone out of slavery in Egypt. But we are facing a tremendous trial. I don't know why - and I don't care why right now. I do know this. I, along with thousands of Christ followers around the world, have been continuously crying out to God for Garren's healing. And each time we see something going in the right direction, it seems to turn and head the other direction. Just like Moses' experience with Pharaoh, I feel like God has promised to get us through this, to deliver us from this 'bondage.' I believe that God hears our prayers.
I prayed yesterday with a group of friends: "God, you obviously hear us, now we wait for your response." And we wait...
I'm watching Garren right now. He lays peacefully in the bed. And the Bible verse I continue to hang on to is Exodus 14:14 - "The LORD will fight for you; you must be quiet."
So we wait...