I was reading Exodus chapter 1-4 yesterday and after I sat to think about what I read, this scripture came to mind.
“Although you say you do not see Him,
Yet justice is before Him, and you must wait for Him.” Job 35:14.
After I read those chapters I thought about how loooooooooooooooooooong the Israelites in Egypt had to wait for their redemption to come.
When the book of Exodus begins Moses was a baby and the Israelites were heavily oppressed by the Egyptians. Now we know that Moses was the one appointed to lead the people out of Egypt, but he was still only a baby at the start of the story. That means an entire Generation would grow old by the time Moses became a man, killed an Egyptian, ran away, got married, had children, then eventually God sent him back to Egypt to lead His people out, We don’t even know how long in between each plague and all of that, basically that must have been a loooooooooooong time, I think Moses was 80 when he went to Pharoah to tell him to let God’s people go, (Exodus 7:7). 80 years ya’ll.
That’s a lot of waiting, but at the end of it all the people were set free. God keeps His word, all we gotta do is wait for Him, He’s coming.
This is something we can do daily in each trial we face. No wonder patience is so important and must have it’s perfect work in us (James 1). No wonder we are instructed to “Fear not” and “do not be anxious”, both fear and anxiety work against patience. Sometimes we could get what we want right away, and sometimes we have to really WAIT for a while. In the Israelites situation, naturally most people would think well they will never taste freedom, not only was the wait long but on top of that they were oppressed and given hard burdens to bear literally. BUT God had already promised from Joseph time that they would leave that place. Patience is truly important & remembering God’s promises, they’re a comfort in the midst of trials. No wonder we have scriptures that give such wonderful promises to those that wait on the Lord, Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”, Isaiah 40:31 “But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint”.
Even now we await our Redeemers return. Only God knows when the wait will end, but until then, daily we have to be patient. Just like this story in Exodus shows us, no matter how long it takes, our redemption draws near each day. “Although you say you do not see Him, Yet justice is before Him, and you must wait for Him.” Job 35:14.