15 Mar Exodus 6:2-3,6
2 God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord; 3 and I appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, as God Almighty, but by My name, Lord, I did not make Myself known to them.
6 Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments.
I believe that God is involved in the everyday struggles of our lives. Yet so many people endure their struggles because of a profound misunderstanding of God’s real nature and of what He is ready and able to do in our lives. We struggle because of insecurity, self-doubt, anxiety, fear, discouragement, disappointment and loneliness. We need love so badly, yet we persist in doing unlovable things. Add to these external struggles, like difficult situations at work and in society. We have our share of impossible people, and we wring our hands in powerless frustration. If that is you, then you have settled for a diminutive God of your own making. Moses was kind of living a life of quiet desperation in the middle of the Midian Desert until God showed up and told Him a little bit about Himself by telling Moses His name. God told Moses His name is I Am, “the God who will make things happen. He is Lord of creation, of our destiny, of our circumstances, and He is Lord of victory in our struggles. God is the source of our hope because He makes things happen in the valley of human struggle. He was true to His word and made things happen for Moses and all the children of Israel. He brought them out of bondage, because He is involved with His people and He will bring you out of your bondage too, if you will just let Him be the great I Am.