It is so easy to become stressed and overwhelmed by all that goes on in our everyday lives. This is not a new concept to people living on earth. It goes back to the beginning of time. When you read some of the individual accounts of life and times in the book of Genesis and the book of Exodus you will read about men and women who were constantly stressed out and full of anxiety. Nobody gets the easy life…even the people you see on Facebook or other social media sites. We are only seeing the good parts for public distribution, sometimes we do see some of the bad of someone’s life but it is limited. Remember this, every person is fighting a battle in life, most of the time it is a battle we know nothing about, yet they are living it everyday.
When Moses had reached a point of frustration between God and His people, that he led out of Egypt, he tells God his true feelings. He expresses his desire to understand…he was expressing his battle to God…and God replied with a statement we need to remember everyday as we fight our battles.
“If you are pleased with me, teach me your ways so I may know you and continue to find favor with you. Remember that this nation is your people. The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest’.”
(This photo was taken in October of 2014 at Kaanapali Beach on the island of Maui)