In Egypt

“Then Israel entered Egypt; Jacob resided as a foreigner in the land of Ham. The Lord made his people very fruitful; he made them too numerous for their foes, whose hearts he turned to hate his people, to conspire against his servants. He sent Moses his servant, and Aaron, whom he had chosen. They performed his signs among them, his wonders in the land of Ham. He sent darkness and made the land dark—for had they not rebelled against his words? He turned their waters into blood, causing their fish to die. Their land teemed with frogs, which went up into the bedrooms of their rulers. He spoke, and there came swarms of flies, and gnats throughout their country. He turned their rain into hail, with lightning throughout their land; he struck down their vines and fig trees and shattered the trees of their country. He spoke, and the locusts came, grasshoppers without number; they ate up every green thing in their land, ate up the produce of their soil. Then he struck down all the firstborn in their land, the firstfruits of all their manhood. He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered. Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them.” Psalm 105:23-38

Israel began life in the land of Egypt as a family. After 430 years they had multiplied to thousands and were a nation. It took ten plagues to convince Pharaoh to let them leave their status as slaves and head to the promised land but God is very good at convincing.

We need to remember that. God can work on the hardest of hearts and through the most difficult circumstances. Israel is proof of that.

So, when we face very hard times, we pray and trust God to work. He will. We have His Word on it.

Jesus, I am so grateful that I can trust You with everything in my life.

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