I Have Come Down to Bring You Up!

Is anyone out there doing “hard” today?  Have formidable circumstances and troublesome events  become a perpetual avalanche of disappointment?  You are at the end of yourself … at the end of your courage … at the end of your strength … at the end of your joy.  Perhaps your heart is not sure that it can gasp one more breath to get through one more day.

Is anyone out there dealing with the stress of difficult people?  You know who I am talking about … those misfits who are like fingernails on the chalkboard of life.  It seems that every difficult person in the universe knows your cell phone number and uses it.  Often.

Is anyone out there living in a rut?  Just day after day after day of the same old … same old.  No highs … no lows … just the mediocre existence of the common man or woman.  Ordinary.  Average.  Mundane.

Is anyone out there struggling because there is more of life behind you than in front of you?  And … you are seriously not sure that your life has ever meant anything to anyone.  “Regret” is your new middle name and even the hope of something better is elusive and flat.

Where is God in the hard … in the stress … in the rut … in the regret?  Does He even care that our lives are just so abysmally small and demanding? 

I have a feeling that the words that God spoke to Moses nearly 3,500 years ago might resonate in your heart today amidst the hard … the stress … the rut … and the regret.

"The Lord said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of My people who are in Egypt, and have given heed to their cry because of their taskmasters, for I am aware of their sufferingsSo I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”                            – Exodus 3:7 & 8a

God had a message 3,500 years ago for Moses from a burning bush and He has a message for you today from a burning blog.

I have surely seen … I have given heed … I am aware … I have come down … to bring them up!

Are those words from the Bible stirring something within you yet?  God is speaking to you who are dealing with hard … with stress … with the rut … with regret.

I have surely seen!

 I have given heed to your cry!

 I am aware of your sufferings!

 I have come down to bring you up!

Never assume for one minute that God is ignoring your life or is unaware of your personal pain.  God has surely seen!  He is not blind nor is He oblivious.  He is intently looking at your life and has not left you to flounder alone.  God has surely seen!

God has heard your prayer and help is on the way!  God never ignores the prayer of one of His own.  A fervent prayer cried … or whispered … or shouted … or uttered … or even thought … by a desperate child gets the attention of the Father.  He has given heed to your cry!

God is aware of your sufferings.  All of them.  He knows every detail of every disappointment of every pain-filled day and long, lonely night.  There is nothing that you could tell Him that is “new” news to Him.  He is acquainted with every hard situation … every difficult person … every average minute … and every hopeless regret.  How wonderful to serve a God Who understands human pain!  He is aware!

And best of all … He has come down to bring you up!  God gets involved in the messy of our lives, rolls up His sleeves and gets to work.  He will never allow one of His beloved children to remain needlessly in the swamp of perpetual pain or meaningless existence.  He has come down to bring you up!

Scripture is not just a beautifully told, historically accurate story.  The power of Scripture happens when it is applied to each of our lives in a practical way.  I believe that when God spoke to Moses that day in the wilderness that He was speaking to you and to me.

God knew that we would all have times of “hard”.  Moses was in the wilderness because he had killed a man and was a fugitive from the law. Talk about hard!

God knew that we would all have times of stress.  Moses had no sheep of his own but had to be a baby-sitter for the herds of his father-in-law.  Then … God expected him to go talk to Pharaoh who actually wanted to kill Moses!  I don’t think that your difficult people are murderers.  Talk about stress!

God knew that we would all have seasons of ordinary.  Moses had been in the wilderness dealing with sheep drool and looking at the behinds of wooly livestock for 40 years.  That’s 14,600 days.  That’s 350,400 hours.  That’s 21,024,000 minutes.  But who’s counting?  It’s hard to measure mundane.

God knew that we would all deal with regret and the vacuum of a hopeless existence.  Moses was raised in the palace to be the next king of Egypt but he had a problem with anger and then killed a man.  Is there any hope for an 80-year-old man with a criminal record?  Regret is the greatest exterminator of destiny known to mankind.

I have surely seen!

I have given heed to your cry!

I am aware of your sufferings!

I have come down to bring you up!

The God of Moses is the God of YOU!  How about meeting God in the wilderness of divine appointment and listening to His voice in a burning blog?  I have a feeling that I AM will say the same thing to you that He said to Moses …

            I have surely seen!

            I have given heed to your cry!

            I am aware of your sufferings!

            I have come down to bring you up!

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