What do we do when we feel like we can’t?
We can’t go on.We can’t face what’s looming ahead.
We can’t do what God has called us to do.
Moses helps me. Because, like me, he made excuses. (Exodus 3 and 4)
He was told to lead 2 million people, and he said:
“I’m not qualified.”
“What will I say?”
God said, “I AM who I AM.” I am all you need, Moses.
“I’m not prepared.”As God commanded him to pick up the staff, Moses watched it take on a new shape.
“With me, all things are new.”
“I can’t speak,” protested Moses.God answered, “Who made you, Moses? Who knows what you can do?”
“I can’t go,” Moses said.Scripture tells us God’s anger burned…but then he offered help to Moses through his brother, Aaron.
When I feel like I can’t go on, too often I stew in my worry and woe. Inside in my own little pity party, things just seem worse and worse.
Moses presented his worries and fears to God and, in the face of God, he found reassurance, help, and courage.
He turned and headed back to Egypt, into the center of controversy in Pharoah’s palace.
But he didn’t go alone, and he carried the staff of new life as a symbol of “all things new.”
We often wonder how the disciples could have walked with Jesus and seen his miraculous power day after day and still not have known.
Yet I walk amid “all things new every day”—I live “all things new,” and I still find myself echoing Moses’ excuses.
So, when I can’t? I turn to the One who can.
The I AM.
The very picture of all things new.