Then Moses answered, “What if they won’t believe me and will not obey me but say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” (Exodus 4:1)
Fear. Insecurity. Doubt. Lack of faith.
So God has Moses throw down his staff. It turns into a snake. When Moses picks it up it is a staff again. God shows Moses how he can perform other miracles in His name.
But Moses replied to the Lord, “Please, Lord, I have never been eloquent — either in the past or recently or since You have been speaking to Your servant — because I am slow and hesitant in speech.” (Exodus 4:10)
So God continues to work on Moses.
Yahweh said to him, “Who made the human mouth? Who makes him mute or deaf, seeing or blind? Is it not I, Yahweh? Now go! I will help you speak and I will teach you what to say.” (Exodus 4:11)
Good grief, Moses!
Moses said, “Please, Lord, send someone else.” (Exodus 4:12)
Terror. Lack of faith. Insecurity.
So I’m thinking God is getting slightly annoyed at this point…
The the Lord’s anger burned against Moses, and He said, “Isn’t Aaron the Levite your brother? I know he can speak well… You will speak with him and tell him what to say. I will help both you and him to speak and will teach you both what to do.” (Exodus 4:14-15)
God’s patience. God’s compassion. God’s willingness to help us in our desperation.
I am so much like Moses. So many times out of fear, insecurity, doubt, and confusion, I panic. I worry. I freak out.
Good grief, Suzie.
God promises me that He is with me. He will never leave me. He will never forsake me. There is nothing that will separate me from Him. In fact, because I have accepted Christ’s death for the forgiveness of my sins, I have God’s Holy Spirit living in me. Wow! I don’t need to be afraid. I don’t need to doubt. I just need to trust. God really does know what is best for me. He loves me. His will for me is to draw near to Him through every trial and life circumstance.
As a believer in Him, God wants to use my life to further His Kingdom. In my own frailty and weakness, I will never be able to accomplish great things for God. It is only when I rely on His strength and power that I can have an incredible impact for Him.
God, thank You for loving me so much. Thank you that You are so patient with me. Lord, I am so grateful that I don’t have to be fearful or insecure. With You all things are possible. Help me to trust You in all that I do. I pray, Lord, that I would walk by faith, knowing that You are sovereign. Please help my unbelief, Lord. You are faithful and true. I praise Your holy name.