Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Right on Time

We are having a family crisis right now - and we are all clinging to the Word knowing that He is our strength, our comfort, our hope! Crisis bring out our fears. Job said, "the thing I greatly feared has come to pass", as the news of the death of his children was brought to him. 

Abraham and others are listed in Hebrews 11, the Hall of Faith.  He is described as the one who "believed God and it was counted to him - righteousness".   What is believing God?  It is what He says.

God told Abraham in Genesis that his "seed" would be a stranger in a land that was not theirs...that they would be slaves there and that after 400 years, He would deliver them. I marked that passage.

Then last night I come to Exodus 12: 40-41: "Now, the sojourning of the children of Israel, who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred and thirty years. And it came to pass at the end of four hundred and thirty years, even the selfsame day it came to pass, that all the hosts of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt."

For this to happen, God first had to allow His people to move to be put into suffer.  But He never forgot them...He was with them and at the exact time - He delivered them.  Not just any day, but the exact self-same day - four hundred thirty years to the day, that they went into Egypt!

Yes, we are being tested.  We are hurting and afraid.  We don't know what is ahead.  But we do know this - we are not alone, He is right here with us...He is in control...and He will act in accordance with His will...right on time!


Linda Lou Rogers Averitt said...

Belinda, I am standing with you in prayer. love your sweet family, God will be God will be God and He is FAITHFUL! I know you know that, but I have been where you are at and someimtes its just helps to hear it and hear it and hear it:) love and hugs

Momx6 said...

Thank you!

Faith said...

Your sweet family has been in my prayers so much lately. Believing God to do what only He can do. Will not stop praying!

Love you!