Exodus 1: 8-12, 15-17, 20-21
Clever as he was, every plan that Pharaoh devised against God’s chosen children, the Israelites, was thwarted. He tried working the adults to death and killing the babies at birth, but to no avail. But in spite of his efforts, God’s children grew in number and strength.
Just as the Israelites of the Old Testament, we are the children of God today. He knows our burdens, our faults, our trials. And, no matter how big or small, God can overthrow the Pharaohs in our lives and part the Red Sea for us to walk through in victory!
God, you are the God of the past and the present, and I know that nothing is impossible with you. Though the afflictions of the righteous are many, you deliver us out of them all! No weapon formed against Your children shall prosper. Your purposes prevail. May our burdens only make us better and our character more like Christ. In You we can trust always. Amen.
Luke 1:37; Psalm 34:17-19; Isaiah 54:17; Proverbs 19:21