Heavy Hands

“But Moses’ hands were heavy….” Exodus 17:12)

Sometimes we can’t fight the battle alone, and God provides someone to fight it with us, as in the story of Moses:

Amalek attacked the Israelites and Moses the leader sent Joshua, his captain of war, to choose men to go with Joshua to battle. Moses went to the top of the hill and held the rod of God in his hand. When he held his hand up, the Israelites prevailed. When his hands were down, the Amalakites took the lead. The day wore on and Moses’ hands became so heavy that he could no longer lift them. It was then that his brother Aaron and a friend held up Moses’ hands for him until sundown and the Israelites won the battle.

Many of us have a stubborn nature and refuse help when offered, only to realize that God may have sent someone alongside of us to give us strength. The Lord knows what we can and can’t endure and makes a provision for us. We may think that our “problem” is minute and can easily be handled without outside help, but God also knows what we are going to be facing. Some small problems become mountains and some huge problems are really only pebbles on a dusty road.

It is good to try to stay independent as long as possible, but there may come a time when we can no longer do it alone. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. God just might have sent you an angel….. (Judy Whittaker)

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