When things tend to get rough .. and your life bottoms out .. we all run from those times .. but in what direction do you go?
Do you know the secret of Christians who lead full lives, seem full of vitality .. and always productive for the kingdom of God? .. It’s not that they never face opposition, dissappointments, failures or challenges .. Their secret of success is that when they do, they return to God. They just keep going back .. and back .. and back again to God for guidance, encouragement, wisdom and strength.
Moses was following God’s precise instructions when he went to Pharaoh and asked for the release of the Hebrews so that they could worship God in the wilderness. But Pharaoh’s response wasn’t what Moses anticipated. “If you have enough time to worship,” he said, “you’ve got more time than I thought. From now on, I’m holding you to your production quota of bricks, but you’ve got to gather all your own materials, too.”
Moses was in a real jam – He had done God’s will, yet he was boxed in by Pharaoh’s edict and his own people’s anger. Forty years before, he would have run away – This time, he ran to God.
When your life bottoms out .. it’s okay to want to run from it .. But run in the right direction. When we run to God, whether we are crying, questioning or complaining, we’ve come to the right place.