Moses stands before Pharaoh and does exactly what God told him to do.  Pharaoh in turn brings more oppression onto his slaves-Moses’ people the Israelites.  They yell at Moses and tell him it’s all his fault.

Moses returned to the LORD and said, “O Lord, why have you brought trouble upon this people?  Is this why you sent me?  Ever since I went to Pharaoh to speak in your name, he has brought trouble upon this people and you have not rescued your people at all.”

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now you will see what I will do…. Therefore, say to the Israelites:  I will free you….I will redeem you….I will take you as My own….I will be your God….I will bring you to the land….then you will know that I am the LORD your God.”

Things are not going well, or even as expected for Moses.  He questions God with an open heart so God can speak to him.  i learn from Moses that prayer is an open heart dialog.  i learn from Moses that prayer is connecting honestly with the One who understands both my emotions and what He is doing in the world.  i learn from Moses that i need to be taught and who better to go to for learning than the One who knows everything!


i learn form Moses to take all of my questions and confusion and struggle straight to the One who is my Great Shepherd.  He may answer my questions, or He may move me to a place of Trust without having any answers.  Either way, i am helped along in my discouragement.

today i leave Moses asking myself a question;

How is my current fog enabling me to know that He is the Lord my God?


to draw further in:  Exodus chapters 5 and 6