CONFIDENCE TO FACE THE UNKNOWN

Exodus 2:1-10

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king’s command. By faith Moses, when he became of age, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God than to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. Hebrews 11:23-25

As Jochebed looked into her baby’s eyes, could she have known the way God would use him? As she sent him floating down the Nile, could she guess the impact that Moses would have on the nation of Israel? Jochebed probably did not even know if Moses would survive his journey, yet she had faith. She was confident that he would be safe, because she trusted God.

You, also, will face the challenge of releasing loved ones and possessions for the promise of a better future. You are called to have faith, even though the future is unknown. Augustine said, “Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe.”

Will God reveal to you every turn of your journey or explain each step? No, but take heart. Even though Jochebed could not see the way the papyrus basket traveled, she believed her son would survive, because her faith in God was strong. The miracle of the story is this: not only did Moses survive, but he became the deliverer of God’s people (Exodus 2:1-10).

You may not be able to see your future, but you can be confident that God will help you when you trust in Him every step of the way. Believe in Him who is unseen, and He will lead you to see what you have believed.

Lord, help me to believe as Jochebed did, that my acts of faith will be met by Your acts of loving intent. Even if I do not always see the results, I trust You.

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