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There are time when we all experience insecurity and fear. Sure some have more than others, and it may vary in intensity and importance. It may come over different things to different people. And you may even look back at previous times of fear and insecurity and laugh a little now, and shake your head over it, wondering why you were so bothered. But in the middle of it, it all made sense to be scared. What do we do in the midst of fear and insecurity? We all have ways of dealing with it. Some of those ways help, and some do not. In the middle of fear and insecurity, we want a better way, a fix, a help. Today, we look at how God speaks into the fear and insecurity of one of His people. We see how God calls him to pay attention, not to something new, but to something already in progress.
The human mind is an amazing thing. With all of the technology available today, the human mind still surpasses it all in many ways. Yet, one of the greatest everyday problems of the human mind is our simple forgetfulness. At times, our memories are just bad. Some people today suggest that technology has actually made our memories worse. In times past, we used to know phone numbers, addresses, and a host of other things. Today, we simply have a contact list on our phone or computer. We no longer know things; we just know where to find them. The failure of our memory can bring great damage to our understanding of the world that we live in and the work of God in it. Today, we return to Exodus to see how God addresses the disillusionment of his people by reminding them of what he has already said.
Have you ever looked forward to something so much that you thought you could taste it? Someone promised you something, and you waited patiently (or not so patiently) for it. But it went on and on. Before long, it became obvious that what you wanted so desperately just wasn’t going to happen. Your expectations weren’t met. You now have to pick up the pieces and move on with your life. Failed expectations have a way of demoralizing us. They can rob us of our joy. They can destroy our confidence and weaken our faith. They can turn our boldness and courage into defiance. Today, in our story in Exodus, we see how a dark situation loaded with promise actually turns out just like God said it would. And when it did, things got worse. Listen today as we see how people responded to God’s plan, and think about what would have made it different.