I cried unto God….
These words, to me, reflect the beginning chapters of Exodus. The children of Israel were in bondage to Pharaoh and Egypt. There arose of Pharaoh who didn’t know Joseph and saw the children of Israel as a threat to his people, so he brought them under bondage and afflicted them. But God raised up a man, Moses, to deliver them from there bondage. We read of Moses, the contest with Pharaoh, the plagues, Passover, the death of the first born of Egypt, deliverance through the Red Sea and finally coming to Mt Sinai where they would receive the law by the hand of Moses.
They had cried unto God and he heard their cries, in the day of their trouble they sought the Lord (Psalm 77).
How about you? And Me? In the day of my trouble do I seek the Lord? When I’m overwhelmed by the circumstances of my life, when you are overwhelmed by your circumstances let’s turn to the living God and ask ourselves “Why art thou cast down, O my soul: and why art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance. (Psalm 42:6)
Just as God rose up Moses to deliver the children of Israel he has given us Jesus his Son to deliver us out of all our troubles. This next week as you continue to read God’s word, ask Him to speak to you, He will.