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Passing Your Test… Get a Grip

Then the LORD told him, “I have certainly seen the oppression of my people in Egypt. I have heard their cries of distress because of their harsh slave drivers. Yes, I am aware of their suffering.  So I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them out of Egypt into their own fertile and spacious land. It is a land flowing with milk and honey—the land where the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites now live.  Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them.  Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.”  ~Exodus 3:7-10

When Pharaoh finally let the people go, God did not lead them along the main road that runs through Philistine territory, even though that was the shortest route to the Promised Land. God said, “If the people are faced with a battle, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.”   So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea.  ~Exodus 13:17-18                                     

The crisis in 2021 is this:

Will we follow God when we don’t understand God?

Four Lessons God teaches us through our Tests:

1.Our tests are where we learn to follow God one day at a time.

2.Our tests are where God strengthens our life. Exodus 13:17

Why does God lead us into tests?  It is where God gets us ready for our destiny.

3.Our tests are where we face the truth about ourselves.

4.Our tests are where we learn to trust God no matter what. 

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