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One of the most important things to keep in life is perspective. Perspective is especially hard to maintain when going through problems and pain.
When life gets hard, it’s important to keep our perspective. When it seems that God is nowhere to be found, it’s important for us to look for signs of God’s presence and activity in our lives.
In the early chapters of the book of Exodus, we find the Israelites enslaved to the Egyptians. It seemed like God was absent. But He wasn’t. During their toughest time, God was still present and at work. We’re told that the more the Israelites were oppressed, the more they multiplied. Even when Pharaoh commanded all Hebrew baby boys to be killed, the Israelite midwives feared God more than they feared Pharaoh and baby boys were preserved. One very special baby boy was born during this time. His name was Moses. He would eventually become Israel’s deliverer.
Look at the story in Exodus 2:5-8 (NIV) “Then Pharaoh’s daughter went down to the Nile to bathe, and her attendants were walking along the riverbank. She saw the basket among the reeds and sent her female slave to get it. She opened it and saw the baby. He was crying, and she felt sorry for him. ‘This is one of the Hebrew babies,’ she said. Then his sister asked Pharaoh’s daughter, ‘Shall I go and get one of the Hebrew women to nurse the baby for you?’
‘Yes, go,’ she answered.”
When it seemed that God wasn’t at work, He was working! We need to remember this. In the midst of our problems and pain, our perspective needs to be adjusted. Although it may seem that God is absent. He’s not. He’s working things out for you!