Moses returned to the Lord and said, “Why, Lord, why have you brought trouble on this people? Is this why you sent me? Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble on this people, and you have not rescued your people at all.”

– Exodus 5:22-23 (NIV)

Today’s commentary
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org

When Moses was sent to free the people of Israel from slavery in Egypt, the narrative tells us that God allowed—even orchestrated—things to get worse before they got better. This was as confusing to Moses as the people who were told that they had God’s favor! So don’t be dismayed if the answer to prayer causes even more problems for you, for God has a purpose that you or I don’t see. We just want to get out of the bondage of Egypt, but God wants to prepare us to walk with Him in the Promised Land.

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