As the wandered in the wilderness without water, the Israelites began to grumble against God and against Moses. without this basic necessity for life, they were getting testy. God heard their cry and responded through Moses, bringing forth water from a rock.
How often do we too feel abandoned or question God’s presence? How common is it to question whether or not He cares when we are walking through a difficult situation in life? Sometimes in the depths of the valley it is hard to see God’s light and to remain faithful to Him. Through it all, though, He is faithful to us. Through it all, He is always right there.
When we look back on our trials, we can usually see how God was there and how He helped or guided us. As we reflect on and are thankful for His help, we are strengthened in our faith. Then He is closer when we walk through the next valley or trial, for we know Him more. God uses our experiences to draw us closer to himself. We must remain faithful, for He is always faithful.
Scripture reference: Exodus 17: 1-7