And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. (Exodus 2:24-25)
Today's Morsel: Do you ever get discouraged because it doesn't seem like God is answering your prayer? When we walk by our faith and not by our sight, we are able to keep going when the answer isn't prevalent. The Bible says that when God heard the groaning of the children of Israel, He remembered His covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob. And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them. God cannot forget the promises and oaths that He makes according to His word. He doesn't forget even though scripture says that He remembered. In other words, God was mindful of what He had said to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, so don't think He had forgotten. The only thing God doesn't remember is our past sins that are under the blood. Often, when it seems like more is coming upon us then we can handle, it may be God's way of developing us for what He is going to do with us. When we look at what Jesus and the early church went through it was not some cake walk. They had to learn to endure persecution, beatings and even prison. Let me encourage you, ask yourself these two questions if you think that God isn't coming through for you. First, is there sin in your life that you are aware of and that is holding God back from answering you (Isaiah 59:1-2)? And second, is what you are going through more then you can handle? If it was the latter, then God would have stepped in a long time ago. Apparently, you can handle it and that's why He hasn't stepped in. Just don't cast away your confidence. But if it is the former, then you'll have to do the math.
Sing: Hear my cry oh God attend unto my prayer, from the ends of the earth will I cry unto Thee. And when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to that rock that is higher than I, so much higher than I.