Ginrich's Devotional Blog

October 12, 2012

Crying Out

Exodus 14:15  The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.  

If we read the preceding verses we will se Moses did not cry out to God.  He did tell the Israelites not to fear for God would save them but he did not cry out to God.  Why did God say He heard Moses cry out to Him?  God hears what is in our hearts.  Moses was new at leading so many people.  He was nervous and was still learning to depend on God.  He had seen God’s faithfulness through the plagues against the Egyptians and the safety of the Israelites.  He believed God would fulfill His promise.  Yet his heart had the normal fear we all experience when facing a trial.  We have faith in God’s promise yet our normal emotions sometimes fear.  God hears our fears held in our hearts.  He hears them as a cry to Him even when we’re not aware we are crying to Him.  It is the spirit He has placed in us that cries to Him.  It is His Holy Spirit He has given us that cries out and gives us His wisdom and shows us His way through our trials.  Moses stood back and watched for God’s answer.  God gave him direction and the waters were parted.  We need to stand and listen and watch for God’s answers when we face our trials.  God never changes.  He is faithful.  He has promised to always be with us.  We only need to open our ears and our eyes.

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