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An Attitude of Expectancy // Part 1

“His sister stood at a distance to see what would happen to him” (Exodus 2:4).

Life is filled with uncertainty. If we let them, difficult circumstances can shake our foundation, especially if we have built our sense of security on the expectation that our world is stable. Nothing of this world is secure, but we can rely on God as our security. He goes beyond satisfying and exceeding our own expectations and desires. I know this on a day to day basis, but it is in moments of crisis that this truth is tested.

As I have faced crises and uncertainties, I often find myself responding with fear and distrust of God’s goodness. I become paralyzed, unable to move in trust that God is working a perfect plan for my life. It is in these moments that I am reminded of Miriam, a child herself, watching Moses in the river to see “what would happen to him” (Exodus 2:4).

Let's open our Bible now, and read Exodus 2:1-10.

A moment to reflect:
  1. What do you think Miriam was feeling and thinking as she stood at a distance and watched this event unfold?

  2. What do you see about the character of God in this passage? This is not the direct focus of the passage so challenge yourself to see how He's involved .

  3. In response to question two, what is one personal take-away that you can bring with you into this week?

By Kaelah Byrom; an excerpt from For Such A Time As This: Walking Through Crisis

*A moment to reflect is added for this post

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