Posted by: Pure Glory | 05/12/2020

Fearful And Bitter Or Trustful Of God?

by Hazel Straub

Excited at the thought of leaving unpleasant circumstances behind you? You cry out to the Lord and he delivers you from the hardship but you find yourself in a painful transition time. Have you sheltered in place, only to find you have no job? Worried about sickness, finances, or the future?

The ancient Hebrews were enslaved in Egypt and suffered much. Their cries of pain and frustration were heard by Daddy God. He delivered them out of slavery and set them free from oppression. God promised them a new land but they had to go through the desert first. They saw their enemies defeated and God’s supernatural protection. Then 3 days after crossing the Red Sea on dry ground, they ran out of water. They came to a place that had water but it was bitter and they could not drink it. They forgot the good things and the promises God had already fulfilled and complained. They became bitter like the water. Moses, their leader, cried out to Daddy God for a solution. A tree was put in the water and it became sweet and they drank all they wanted. God revealed himself as their Healer. (Exodus 15:22-26)

We are in a difficult time and choose how we respond to the circumstances. The tree put in the water was a picture of Jesus the Son of God, giving his life on a tree (cross) for all of human race’s salvation, deliverance and healing. The bitter became sweet because God healed the water. He is the same today as yesterday. He loves you and heals your wounds and trauma, when you cry out to him. Know your time of captivity and isolation is ending. Trust Daddy God to turn the bitter into sweet as you transition and journey in the desert. Know that he is with you and tenderly cares for you.

“So then, forsake your worries! Why would you say, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ For that is what the unbelievers chase after. Doesn’t your heavenly Father already know the things your bodies require?

“So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly. Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” (Matthew 6:31-34 TPT)

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  1. Wow!
    The way THE PASSION TRANSLATION expressed Matthew 6:31-34 is so direct and I see more light to it.
    God knows me and knows what I need, I shouldn’t go after those things that aren’t relevant.
    For the fact that I’ve given my life to Christ.
    My whole life including what I need and what I want have been given to Christ.
    I’m happy to be a Christian.
    Thanks for the post.

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    • Salem, good to know The Passion Translation spoke to you. Good to know you are happy as a Christian. You are welcome! Blessings!


  2. Praise God that out of his constancy, compassion, and love, we know we can trust him to care for us. I can’t imagine trying to navigate life without that foundation! Thank you for your timely reminder today, Pure Glory.

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    • Hallelujah! You are welcome, Nancy! Blessings!


  3. Hazel, thank you so much for this encouraging post. You are so right. We must trust the Lord in all of our circumstances, even if it gets worse before it gets better, and even if we have to go through a time in the “desert” before we see the Promised Land.

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    • Sue, you are welcome. It is so important to trust, rely, and lean on the Lord and not our circumstances. Abundant blessings of Lord to you!

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