Sometimes Faith Is Easy – Sometimes It’s Hard

In Exodus 4:1-5, Moses answered God’s direction to lead the people of Israel: “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?’ “

Then, the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff.” He replied.

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake.  That was easy!!!

Then, the Lord said to Moses, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.”  That had to be tough!!!

Both directions to Moses came from God – throw down the staff – pick up the snake!  It seems to me that it had to be a whole lot easier to comply with the former direction than the latter!  Yet -  God was in control of the staff to snake AND the snake to staff.

Our life is full of challenges.  Some are easy.  Some are tough.  Sometimes trusting God in our circumstances is easy – sometimes not so much.  Yet - the same God presides over all.