In times of joy and prosperity, it’s easy to acknowledge God’s goodness. However, when we face challenges, heartbreak, or loss, it can be difficult to trust that God still has our best interests at heart. In these moments, we may feel abandoned or question His presence in our lives. How can we maintain our faith in God’s goodness during such trials?
The biblical story of Moses offers a powerful reminder of God’s unwavering plan, even in the midst of seemingly insurmountable hardship.
The Israelites were facing immense persecution in Egypt, as the Pharaoh feared their growing numbers and enslaved them. He even ordered the killing of every newborn Hebrew male. In such a dire situation, it would be easy for the Israelites to lose hope and question God’s goodness. Yet, in this darkest hour, God demonstrated His divine intervention.
When Moses was born, his mother hid him for three months before placing him in a basket among the reeds by the Nile. Though the Pharaoh had commanded the Hebrew sons to be cast into the river, God had other plans. Instead of being engulfed by the Nile, Moses was gently placed beside it and eventually found by the Pharaoh’s daughter, who raised him as her own.
Moses would later lead the Israelites out of Egypt, demonstrating God’s ability to transform even the most devastating circumstances into a path toward deliverance. This story serves as a reminder that God’s goodness and wisdom can prevail, even when we cannot see His plan unfolding.
This message of hope is echoed in the Gospels when another son faces similar peril. Just as Moses had escaped the Pharaoh’s wrath, Jesus was protected from King Herod’s cruel decree to kill every male child in the region. Jesus’ story highlights how God can use evil for good – the ultimate example being Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, which transformed the most heinous act of injustice into the greatest act of redemption.
When we face hardship and adversity, it’s crucial to remember that God is always present, working towards His divine purposes. While we may not always understand His plan, we can trust in His wisdom, goodness, and love. In the midst of our pain, we must cling to the faith that He hears our cries and will guide us through our darkest moments.
In times of trouble, let us draw comfort from the stories of Moses and Jesus and find solace in the knowledge that God is always working behind the scenes to bring about good, even when life seems bleak.