Exodus 1:12 (NLT)
“But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became.”
“Have you ever felt worn down?”
Do you get overwhelmed by the current “biases” against those who believe in Jesus and the Bible? Yes, I do too. Trials are proof that God is at work in you and this world. I was reminded in my devotion this morning about the time the Egyptians tried to wear down the Hebrew people by forcing them into slavery. Egypt was afraid because their numbers were multiplying drastically and they were fearful that they would take them over.
You would think that slavery and harsh treatment would have caused God’s people to submit to Egypt, but actually they grew stronger. When you are burdened or mistreated, you may feel defeated. However, remember that resistance and struggle will cause your faith to grow. Your trust is tested and proven by God’s provision every single day. Daily struggles can develop qualities in you that will prepare you for His future plans for you. The Bible says that you are victorious (Romans 8:37). This means you and I must have trials to overcome. Be true to God today in the hard times because even your worst situations can make you bitter or better. The choice is in how you respond!