In what situations do we need the most heart, the most courage? Let’s look at how Moses felt when speaking with God when tasked with speaking to Pharaoh and leading the Israelites. What were God’s heart-filled responses to Moses’s concerns?
When We Find Ourselves Alone
Moses felt himself alone against against Pharoah, a seemingly insurmountable foe! God assured him He would certainly be with him. (Exodus 3:11-12) Joshua and Paul would certainly have had a chance to feel alone, but again, God assured them of His presence. (Joshua 1:5, Acts 18:9-10) When we ourselves are asked to take part do we ask, “Who am I?” Or do we rest in God’s assurance? See Matthew 28:20 and Hebrews 13:5.
When We Find Ourselves Apprehensive
Have we ever been fearful to the point it detracted from our Lord? When Moses took God’s Word to heart, his apprehension was replaced with leadership. In Exodus 3:14, God tells Moses to tell others, , “I AM WHO I AM.” The message to us today comes from Mark 16:15-16, and may we reflect on who is with us in times of fear.
When We Find Ourselves Amiss
Moses further pleads with God that others won’t believe him, he was a poor speaker, and to ultimately find someone else to send. But God chose Moses for his task. (Exodus 4:1-13) God chose us for our task. May we take heart — God’s Word will give us courage!