Having a strong faith doesn’t mean that we sail right through tough times. It means that while we may struggle, we ultimately turn to God to give us encouragement and strength. A strong faith doesn’t snap, but flexes with life’s demands. Moses is rightly seen as a great spiritual leader, one who sought after God. But in this passage, he expresses his frustration and discouragement with the people he is called to lead. God hears his complaint and, rather than rebuking him, gives him what he needs to lead the people through the wilderness.
Questions for further thought:
1. In your mind, what does a strong faith look like? Which individual in the Bible (Jesus doesn’t count) is the best example of that kind of faith?
2. Assuming you’re not perfect, how do you work through your faith struggles? Do you give yourself some grace and turn to God, or do troubles tend to isolate you from Him for a time?
Challenge: A strong faith comes when we know and study the scriptures. Do you have a faith verse you cling to, have memorized for those times when you feel yourself faltering? If not, ask God to give you one, share it with someone, and memorize it.
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