Don't die in the wilderness

Psalm 78:12  He did wonders before their fathers in the land of Egypt, the field of Zoan. 13  He divided the sea and passed them through; and He caused the waters to stand in a heap. 14  And He led them by a cloud in the day, and all the night with a light of fire. 15  He split the rocks in the wilderness and made them drink, as from great floods. 16  And He brought streams out of the rock, and caused waters to go down like rivers. 17  Yet they sinned still more against Him, to provoke the Most High in the desert. 18  And they tested God in their heart, by asking food for their souls. 19  And they spoke against God, saying, Shall God be able to set a table in the wilderness? 20  Behold! He struck the rock and the waters gushed out, and the torrents were overflowing. Can He also give bread? Will He provide flesh for His people? 21  So Jehovah heard and He passed over, and a fire was kindled against Jacob, and also anger went up against Israel, 22  because they did not believe in God and trusted not in His salvation. 



Every time I hear something else that makes me churn with uneasiness like our economy, or that I don't have a job, or that our country's security is compromised by the loose lips of our president or secretary of state... God reminds me of His mighty works. Not just in the Bible, but I see a glorious day, a breath-catching sunset, a baby's smile and I am immediately soothed with assurance that He is in control. He gives us our needs before we think to ask. He lights our path so that we do not stumble. It is only when we disobey or head out into uncharted territory (read that away from the lighted path) that we acquire bloody noses and scraped knees and elbows. 

It is imperative that we believe Him and trust Him. It is not for our salvation that we do this, but for our own comfort. To believe and trust Him is to eliminate the Worry Factor. Worrying is the harbinger of  hearts full of disbelief and distrust. 

Take a lesson from the Children of Israel and do not die in the wilderness. Rest on the Strong Arm of the Lord. He will save you now.
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