Therefore, say to the people of Israel: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you from your oppression and will rescue you from your slavery in Egypt. I will redeem you with a powerful arm and great acts of judgment. Exodus 6:6 NLT
Hardship changes you from the inside out. When you experience hardship, it changes you and the way you see the world. Post-traumatic stress disorder is a condition that affects individuals who experience a traumatic event. It happens to people who were in the event or those who witnessed it. Sometimes, an event may trigger a memory of that event plunging the victim into a flashback episode. Living with post-traumatic stress disorder can change you and the way you see the world around you.
When you have these experiences, you begin to feel isolated and alone, like these people in Egypt. But God assured Moses that He was aware of their pain and emotional turmoil. God told Moses, “You can be sure that I have heard the groans of the people of Israel, who are now slaves to the Egyptians. And I am well aware of my covenant with them.” There are times that you can feel the same way. Your burden can be so heavy that you feel that it’s impossible for it to be removed.
When you find yourself in those situations remember that you help comes from God. He told Moses that He will rescue His people from slavery. In Psalm 44, Israel was in another predicament and the psalmist recalled the victory in Egypt. “They did not conquer the land with their swords; it was not their own strong arm that gave them victory. It was your right hand and strong arm and the blinding light from your face that helped them, for you loved them.” When you find yourself living through the difficulties of life, remember that God told Moses: ‘I am the Lord. I will free you; I will rescue you; I will redeem you.’ He doesn’t change; He will do the same for you.
Thought for Today: Friend, trust in the strength of God’s powerful arm.
Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.