Glass Half Empty

Exodus 14:10-12 – 10 As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the Lord. 11 Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Is this not the word that we spoke to you in Egypt, saying, ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
 
As you look at events in your life, do you see them as being “glass half empty or glass half full” events? In other words, are you able to see good in situations or do you immediately begin to think the worse? Many fall into the trap of only seeing the bad in situations, not realizing that there is always good. We see this in our daily lives and, unfortunately, we see the same in God.
 
In today’s scirpture, it is Israel that is seeing God’s direction as being “half-empty”. In fact, they stated, ““Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt?” God had promised Israel that He would lead them to a land “flowing with milk and honey”. But, to get there, they would spend some time in the desert. As you look at the events in your life, I encourage you today to see the good that God has intended for you and trust that His plan is still perfect in your life. Yes, you may spend some time in the desert, but trust that God always has a land “flowing with milk and honey” waiting for those who live according to His purposes.
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

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