"But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" (Exodus 3:11 NIV)
When God appeared to Moses in the burning bush, He laid out His plan to Moses to deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. Instead of a response of immediate willingness, Moses responded with self-doubt. Moses questioned God's choice and wisdom in appointing him for the
When we deal with chronic pain or disability, we often feel we are of less value than those who don't deal with physical challenges. Like Moses, we too can feel self-doubt, especially if we find ourselves newly stricken with our physical limitations. Because our physical bodies are failing, we often question how God may truly be able to use us to do His work.
But as we continue to read this scripture, we find that God responded to Moses' doubts saying, "I will be with you." And so, as we express our doubts to Him, God is also responding to each of us! Just
imagine, no matter what, our loving God, our Almighty, all-powerful, wise Creator, is always with us! He has chosen us, for a purpose that will not require our physical abilities. Let us have no doubt -
He will use our suffering and difficulties as part of His divine will and plan.
God chooses each of us in unique and special ways to serve Him. It may be different now, but we can learn to look forward to whatever He places before us each day to accomplish for Him. We can praise Him for His Almighty power and wisdom, no matter what our changed physical circumstances may be. Even now, we must be willing and open to accept His call.
Your circumstances were not your plan for you. But His plan is good and perfect. Don't be filled with doubt towards yourself or God. Trust Him. Let Him lead you wherever He will!
Prayer: "Father, our lives have changed and sometimes we feel so useless. Thank you for showing us that You are always with us no matter what we face. And so we trust in You, knowing that even through our suffering we can accomplish Your will. Amen."
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Doris Farley began experiencing chronic pain that
began after an accident. Her circumstances have led to an
unexpected, life-changing spiritual journey that has renewed her
commitment to our Lord. She thanks God for reaching her and prays
that He will reach you also, through the words He gives her to write
for you. You may write to her at firstname.lastname@example.org