Exodus 16:2-5, NKJV “Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness. And the children of Israel said to them, “Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.” Then the LORD said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain (multiply) bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not. And it shall be on the sixth day that they shall prepare what they bring in, and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily.”
At one point, the Children of Israel went through pain, which drove them to their purpose. At a different point, they allowed the pain to drive them away from the purpose God had for them. They were in pain for years before the time came when they were willing to cry out to God for help. The Children of Israel were ready for change.
Today, some people choose to live in their pain instead of letting the pain drive them to their purpose. It could be emotional or spiritual pain, worry, anxiety, or different kind of pressures that have overtaken you. The purpose is to cry to God for help and ask for forgiveness. Pain drives you to God or away from God. Fear needs to drive you to faith.
Today’s Challenge: What are you willing to give up today that is causing you pain and suffering?