Friday, January 23, 2015
“They could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter…. So the people grumbled at Moses.” (Exodus 15:23-24). Harsh treatment as slaves was followed by slain Passover lambs and freedom. Being trapped between the sea and Pharaoh’s advancing army was followed by the water parting and the army’s swift defeat. Now the people are thirsty and their only water source is bitter and undrinkable. So they grumbled. We’ve all done the same, even though God has redeemed us and been faithful towards us in countless ways. Next time you face a trial or tribulation, rather than grumble, remember the Lord has a reason for bringing you there and He has a way to sweeten the experience.