“Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, ‘Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt’”Numbers 14:3-4, ESV.
When things got tough where they were, slavery in Egypt seemed far better to the Israelites than having to rely on God in the wilderness. At their breaking point they preferred slavery and stability over freedom and uncertainty in their eyes.
No one knows, but you may be at your breaking point and you are fighting to keep having faith about what God said He will do in your life. There’s adversity and you are tempted to go back to the place God delivered you from because you see no other way, but hear the word of the Lord today: “There’s nothing for you in those old places where I delivered you. Don’t go back. Hold fast to My promise. If you hold on for a little while longer, I will make a way out of no way for you and your family. If you will obey Me and follow My ways, I will help you reach your place of promise. I will supply all your need according to My riches in glory in Christ Jesus. I am Jehovah-Jireh your Provider, and I will keep My promise to you.”
Prayer: Father, I praise You. Thank You for speaking directly to my heart. Help me to not go back. I’ve come to far. You are with me and You will supply all my needs. You are taking me to a glorious place in my life. Help me get through all adversity and continue to serve You and nothing or no one else. I declare with faith I will move forward. You will keep Your promises. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Study: Genesis 22:14, Isaiah 43:19, Philippians 4:19, Hebrews 6:12