Three days

Re: Verse reading–Exodus 15:22-27; 16:1-18 (day seven) 
“For three days they traveled in the desert without finding any water.”15:22.  Ever wonder why God makes us wait?  Wait in prayer?  Persevere in an unfair situation?  If it is possible for God to provide in an immediate, timely way (and it IS possible), why would He do otherwise?  Part of the answer is that waiting (endurance) is part of the process by which the human heart learns  trust (unlearns sin).  “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance.  And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation”Romans 5:3-4 (Living Translation).  Hate to wait?  Want your answers now?  You are headed for difficulty.  A wise and loving God has chosen to ask you, in certain times and seasons, to walk in faith, to wait (without sight) for His promised help.  Hmmm. . . where have I heard “three days” before?

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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