Apostle Grace Lubega
Exodus 17:1-3 (KJV); And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?
Has God ever delivered you from a grave difficulty only for you to find yourself in another? Have you received a breakthrough only to encounter a barrier to your progress?
This was the dilemma of the children of Israel in the wilderness. They had escaped from the jaws of the enemy, rescued by God with a mighty deliverance, only to find themselves with no water to drink in the midst of an unforgiving wilderness.
Their response is not the kind that God expects from you. On their part, they murmured, complained and even looked at Egypt as a better alternative than their freedom and its many shortcomings.
Such a reaction can only be because one has not understood the God of breakthroughs. It has never and will never be God’s intention to deliver you from one enemy only for you to die at the hands of another. Of course He had a plan for water for the Israelites even in the desert. He is the kind of God who creates rivers even in the wilderness.
God may have delivered you from a long span of unemployment, only for you to find yourself faced with a very difficult boss who is threatening your stay at that job. Do you imagine for a minute that God will allow you to regress and be numbered among the unemployed? No, He is not that kind of God. Do not be too quick to forget that you were once without a job and that same God is the one who pulled you through.
God may have given you a spouse after many years of believing for marriage. You may be facing difficulties in your relationship. Do not question if the marriage is from God! Understand that the God who joined you to your spouse is also able to make you weather the storms in your marriage! Do not look to divorce and a state of not being married as the better alternative.
God has not changed! If He brought you out of one difficulty before, He will bring you out of countless others because He does not change. He is the God of breakthroughs!
FURTHER STUDY: Hebrews 7:25, Judges 15:14-19
GOLDEN NUGGET: God has not changed! If He brought you out of one difficulty before, He will bring you out of countless others because He does not change. He is the God of breakthroughs!
PRAYER: My Father, I thank You for this truth. You are consistent, reliable and dependable, the God who never changes. Like David, I choose to remember and rehearse the great things You have done in my life. I am confident in this truth, that if You did it before, You will do it again because You are faithful, in Jesus’ name, Amen.