“But I will be with you…”

Do you ever find yourself in a situation that you don’t think you can handle?

Moses with Radiant Face (1638 painting by José...

I love the story of Moses for this very reason. When we hear Moses’ name, we probably picture a man walking through the desert with a big staff and a long, white beard. But Moses was much more than this. In his own judgement, Moses didn’t think he was qualified for the task God was calling him to do. But God did not go by human standards, and He chose Moses anyway…

Can’t you imagine it now? God tells Moses that He’s going to send him to Pharoh in order to free the people. Moses hesitates for a second and then says, “You know, God, thanks so much. I’m super flattered that you looked on all of creation and thought of me as the one to do this job, but let me tell you… I’m not qualified to do that.”

What’s God’s response? He says, “But I will be with you…”

Now that I am less than 4 weeks from graduating, this story has been on my mind… Well… Just about all the time. It’s easy to look at my backpack and think, “I have been carrying that thing for about 17 years now (kindergarten- college)… Now what?”

Yet God says, “But I will be with you…”

That’s His response to all of His children. No matter what you’re facing–searching for a job, trying to decide where to go to college, whether to finish college, learning to be a parent, mourning the loss of a loved one, etc–God is there.  Whenever we doubt ourselves, He doesn’t validate our own ability or usefulness based on our talent or skills.  Rather, God always guarantees our security with a statement of His supremacy. “But God…” we may begin to complain like Moses did, yet He says, “I AM WHO I AM, and I will be with you!” (Exodus 3:12-14)

“And if our God is for us

then who could ever stop us

And if our God is with us

then what could stand against?”

Chris Tomlin – “Our God is Greater”

Have a blessed day, dear reader!  Praying your day is filled with Sonshine,

Sarah

Picture above: “Moses with Radiant Face” (1638 painting by José de Ribera) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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