Christian Living
Standing at the Crossroads
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
May 23, 2019
Counting Stars in an Empty Sky

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Exodus 3:7 tells us God heard the cries of His people. He knew they were suffering in exile. Yet their promised deliverance lingered, and because days stretched into weeks and weeks into months and months into years, they began to wonder if God had forgotten them.

Have you ever caught yourself wondering the same thing? Maybe you have obeyed Him and followed Him faithfully, but now you are standing at a crossroads of hope and doubt.

You can be sure of this: God won't be late; He will be right on time!

 

Choose to hope in the Lord. He has not forgotten you. He has heard your cry, and He is working behind the scenes to deliver you. Timing is everything with God. He knows when you are in the right position to move on to the next step. You can be sure of this: He won't be late; He will be right on time!

Moses had almost forgotten what it was like to hear the distressing cries of God's people. He had been banished to the wilderness, but not to be punished. Instead, he was being trained for a greater purpose.

In the beginning, Moses thought he had to take matters into his own hands. He ended up killing an Egyptian, which was not a part of God's plan. After this incident, the Lord drew him aside for 40 years—silencing his heart and tempering Moses so he would be willing to humbly obey and trust His leading.

If you feel as though you have been set aside by the Lord, know that you are not being punished. You are being readied for the next step. Make sure your obedience is unconditional and your willingness to follow the Lord is sincere.

Prayer: Lord, teach me to follow only You. Reveal Yourself to me in this season and deepen my trust in You in the midst of the unknown. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts 20:32).