This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about how God is steadily working on your behalf.
Recently, we considered our current political climate, and I talked about Habakkuk’s story and how he also endured political turmoil. He asked God how long he would have to cry out for help before God would hear and respond to his prayers.
Sometimes, the turmoil we experience can hit even closer to home, and we may feel that God is sitting idly by, allowing matters to only become worse. It is during these times that we think very little is happening, but that could not be further from the truth. This is what the Israelites had to learn.
Balak, the king of Moab, was desperately trying to save himself and his people, so he hired Balaam to curse Israel. However, as we know, God is always in control. Because of this, God actually used Balaam to bless the Israelites rather than to harm them.
As I read this passage, I learned two interesting facts. First, as Balaam approached the Israelites, they had no idea they were in danger. In other words, God saved them from something that they had no idea posed a threat to them. This shows how God, unbeknownst to us, is always working on our behalf.
The second takeaway is that the Israelites were not in the best standing with God. They had been complaining about their prayers not being answered. Yet God still worked on their behalf.
Let us be encouraged today that God is working on our behalf when we are faithful and when we are not. As we hold onto that, let us remember these words: “If we are faithless, He remains faithful–for he cannot deny himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13 (ESV)
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So today, know that God is always at work in your life.