On Your Way to the Promised Land
But Moses protested again, “What if they won’t believe me or listen to me? What if they say, ‘The LORD never appeared to you’?”
Then the LORD asked him, “What is that in your hand?”
“A shepherd’s staff,” Moses replied.
But Moses pleaded with the LORD, “O Lord, I’m not very good with words. I never have been, and I’m not now, even though you have spoken to me. I get tongue-tied, and my words get tangled.”
“Now go! I will be with you as you speak, and I will instruct you in what to say.”
I know that is a lot of scripture to take in at one time, but I believe it is important in understanding this devotional. You see, as great of a person as Moses was, he didn't get anywhere without a greater strength. In fact, towards the end of his life, God kept him from entering the Promised Land because of his disobedience. The Israelites didn't make it to their Promised Land by means of their own strength; it was the strength of God.
As Thanksgiving is still fresh within our minds, remember the strength that brought you through______. That’s right, you fill in the blank. Maybe it was a disease that God healed you from. Maybe it was an accomplishment that you could have never reached on your own. Better yet, maybe there’s something in your life right now that you must trust God with handling. Be encouraged, for we know that the same strength that brought you through then will help you now. The road isn't always smooth, but our God is stronger. Thank him for all he has done and trust him with your future. After all, you, like the Israelites, have a Promised Land awaiting you.