God Preserves Us Even During Uncertainty

One of the most well-known stories in the Bible is that of Moses' mother sending him down the river in hopes of somehow saving his life because Pharaoh had ordered all Hebrew newborn boys be thrown into the river. Moses' mother tried to hide him as long as she could, but the older he got (3 months old), the harder it was to keep him hidden.

  • The Calling on Moses' Life Through Preservation (Chapter 2)

    • If we're not careful, we miss out on really understanding the miracle of Moses' life being preserved in that ark on that river. I have to admit, that sometimes my faith waivers, and I find myself saying, "God, did that really happen?" but the longer I walk with God, the more I believe the Bible... He literally has power to do anything. The miracles that He's done in my life show me that He's able to do anything. Do you really think his mom was the only mom who tried to save her child from being killed? I'm sure she wasn't, but God saw fit to give her the wisdom to hide him and then place him in a secure basket to go down the river. I believe it was her faith that led him to safety. Like, he wasn't engulfed by animals... the basket didn't tip over and cause him to drown.... no one else saw it and killed him in it. This is a reminder to me that no matter the odds or circumstances in your life or what's in place that can affect your life negatively, God's preservation isn't a match for anything man can come up with.

    • Something else that stands out is his sister. Verse 4 says, "And his sister stood afar off, to wit what would be done to him." Moses' sister, Miriam was his guardian. His mom had faith to release him down the river, but his sister was also integral because she stayed with him, from afar, and it was she who in verse 7, suggests that Pharaoh's daughter, "Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women, that she may nurse the child for thee." Miriam negotiated additional time for Moses to be with her family. Never underestimate who God puts in your life to serve as guardians; while some have faith to release you and hope/pray for the best, others serve the role of watching from afar and/or negotiating preservation and providence on your behalf.  Moses was a baby; he had no choice but to go along with it. So trust that if you're surrounded by right people in your life, they have a purpose to take care of you and build you up.
    • Ultimately, Moses' mother wanted to be able to raise Moses like she had her other children, right? Isn't it amazing that she had faith to willingly risk her life by hiding him for 3 months and then send him down the river, just for God to grant her wish AFTER she had faith, by having Pharaoh's daughter choose her to nurse Moses AND pay her for it?! I mean, that's a good deal. Because Pharaoh's daughter had given her word and hired Moses' mom, she wouldn't have to hide him. She could raise him out in the open because she had the support of Pharaoh's daughter, an Egyptian. That's how God works! At the end of the day, He wants us to be happy, but He wants to see that we have faith to trust Him first. Look at how she was rewarded! Moses' preservation was permitted because of his mother's faith!
Let your faith preserve the calling on your life. You do realize that in order for Moses to be able to lead his people out of bondage from Egypt, he HAD to experience life as a free Hebrew? The circumstances that on the surface level seem outrageous and unnecessary to us, in hindsight are the very circumstances that qualify us for the calling that God has on our life.

Growing In Faith,

God, there's nothing too hard for Thee! You can do anything and we have to trust that! You can make the biggest mountains seem like mole hills and pale in comparison to Your mighty acts. Strengthen our faith. Help us to believe in things we can't see. Help us to rest in your track record and realize that You can't be limited! You can't be boxed in! There's seriously nothing that You cannot do! Forgive us for having limited faith and hold our hands as we learn to walk by faith and not by sight, O God. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Karen Clark Sheard- My God Is Big
Vashawn Mitchell- Medley