Monday, August 3, 2015

The Heavyweight



I recently talked with some people who carried heavy weights… a single mom raising her children without the support of anyone, a small child whose mom died giving birth to her, a leader of a community rallying for support due to a lack of volunteers, families who have recently lost a loved one.

The world is full of lack and it’s been this way for thousands of years. 

"I cannot carry all these people on my own; the weight is too much for me.”  - Moses, Numbers 11:4-15

If you’re feeling the strain of providing for your family, you’re not alone.  Moses complained to God because the people were crying out for food.  

Even if God parted the Red Sea for the Israelites, they still complained and wanted to go back to Egypt.  When God gave them manna, they said they were still hungry and God gave them meat.  

Sometimes we can be like them in forgetting all that God has given to us since the start.  We can forget His faithfulness and start worrying and complaining.

But we all know that despite everything, God provided the people with manna in the wilderness and despite their roundabout way of getting to the promised land, they still got there.  

God is a God of abundance and He was allowing the Israelites to mirror our own faith journey of trusting in God for His provisions.  We are on our own journey from darkness into light and we shouldn’t ever forget what God has done for us in the past.  If we obey Him, He will bring us to HIs perfect will for our lives and that includes being free from every need.

If we feel like our load is too heavy, we know that He is the most able Heavyweight who will carry it for us!


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