So Moses cried out to the Lord for help, and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink. It was there at Marah that the Lord set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him. Exodus 15:25 NLT
The nation of Israel was enslaved in Egypt and in their distress, they cried unto the Lord to deliver them. God chose Moses to lead them out of slavery. The Egyptians had grown accustomed to their unpaid labor force and the Pharaoh in Egypt was not about to let them leave. So God sent plagues in Egypt. When Pharaoh lost his first born as a result of one on these plagues, he allowed the nation of Israel to leave. As they left, Pharaoh had a change of heart, and pursued them, however, Pharaoh’s mighty army drowned in the Red Sea. God took the nation of Israel out of Egypt with a heavy hand.
Three days later, they were thirsty in the desert. That little bit of discomfort caused them to turn against Moses. They forgot about the plagues God sent in Egypt. They forgot that they crossed the Red Sea as dry land. A little discomfort and they forgot about the goodness and faithfulness of God. When Moses went to God for help, God told Moses what to do. All Moses had to do was throw a piece of wood in the water. The KJV says a tree. When Moses threw the tree into the water, the bitter water became sweet.
God honored Moses’ obedience. He used the tree in the water to turn the situation around. In like manner, any bitter issue you face in life, God has a tree. You can be like the nation of Israel in the wilderness and complain or you can go to God to find a tree. As situations differ so does the tree that will cause it to become sweet. It could be a tree of love, a tree of praise, a tree of giving. Whatever the tree, throw it in your bitter situation and watch God turn your bitter water into sweet.
Thought for Today: God can make your bitter water sweet.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.
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