May the cup of courage be full when your journey is through the desert.
For the children of Israel, their journey through the desert from Egypt to the land of promise was long and arduous. Full of hope and courage at one time and falling into doubt and despair on other occasions.
In teaching Israel of His faithfulness, God tested their trust in Him to supply their needs. Displaying loving care in ways they could see and understand, He hovered over them. He demonstrated His presence as a cloud by day, to protect from rain and sun, a pillar of fire by night for warmth, and manna to feed them every morning. He never left their side.
They danced for joy and praised Jehovah for His miracle working power until they ran out of some provision. The God that led them through impossible situations now became their enemy. Oops, sound familiar?
Is Jesus asking you to trust Him again with something He provided before?
Do you think the Lord has abandoned you because you are facing the same dilemma with no answer in sight? Since He was the supplier of your need earlier, is Jesus asking you to trust Him when things appear hopeless now? The promise is yours;
“And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19 AMP
What a blessing and privilege to learn from the one who is leading you to the promised land. Though the journey is long, Jesus is there to fill your cup of courage every morning.
The prophet Jeremiah endured many harsh and severe trials in his life that tested his faith severely. Even though misunderstood, detested and abused, he wrote this message of encouragement for those who struggle with trust.
7 “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord,
whose confidence is in him.
8 They will be like a tree planted by the water
that sends out its roots by the stream.
It does not fear when heat comes;
its leaves are always green.
It has no worries in a year of drought
and never fails to bear fruit.”