While we often marvel at the lack of faith demonstrated by
those the Holy One had freed with such incredible miracles from bondage to
Egypt, it is all too easy for we who have been saved from bondage to sin and the
world to become equally discouraged when we see the odds set against us.
Whether we are called to build a new ministry from scratch or just to raise our
children to love and fear the Lord, we often face the temptation to throw up our
hands in surrender and walk away. But we have to remember that ultimately it is
not we who are fighting, but Adonai
who fights for us.
When Pharaoh came against Israel at the Red Sea, he who had
drowned their sons found himself drowned with his army. When Amalek came to war
against Israel’s untrained men, they could not be beaten for as long as Moses
held aloft his hands—the sign of God’s favor. When Barak fought and won against
Sisera, it was because, as the prophetess Deborah had promised, the God of
Abraham was on his side. And when Yeshua sent out twelve ordinary men and told
them to cast out demons, it was not by their own power that they did so, but by
The Eternal One has promised that He will never leave us or
forsake us (Deu. 31:6; Heb 13:5), even when our own loved ones turn against us.
Just as He stood with Moses when the whole camp of Israel stood against him,
supported him, and rescued him, he will do the same for us—we have only to trust
Him, and walk in that trust through the times of testing.