7 Our ancestors in Egypt were not impressed by the Lord’s miraculous deeds. They soon forgot his many acts of kindness to them. Instead, they rebelled against him at the Red Sea. 8 Even so, he saved them – to defend the honor of his name, and to demonstrate his mighty power.
Psalm 106: 7 – 8 NLT
When I read the above passage during my quiet time yesterday, I thought, “Gee, locusts, saving their first born, escaping Egypt – that wasn’t enough for them to believe that God is supreme and to trust his plan for them? They sure were ungrateful and lacking faith.” And then I pondered how I have been responding to a current struggle in my life. I’ve wondered, “Why me,” and “How could God give me what is contrary to what I asked for,” and “What am I going to do now?” Yeah, how ungrateful and lacking in faith, huh?
So I’ve changed my course. Now I’m meditating on all of the locust, first born, and escaping Egypt miracles God performed in my life in the past couple of years. In each instance he delivered more than I could have expected, so how could I possibly doubt that he will pull through on my current situation, too? Even if he doesn’t respond in a way that lines up with my “plan,” I still need to trust that my God is big enough to handle things in a way that is far wiser than if I were in control.
Have you been disappointed with how God has handled a situation in your life lately? How have you worked through that disappointment?