I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. … I have stuck to your testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame. … Psalm 119: 31
Background from Exodus 16.
After camping at Elim, the whole company of Israel moved on from Elim to the Wilderness of Sin. Exodus 16:2 every one was grumbling again. In verse 3 in the Message Bible the Israelites said, “Why didn’t God let us die in comfort in Egypt where we could had lamb stem and all the bread we could eat? You’ve brought us out into this wilderness to starve us to death, the whole company of Israel. So God rained down bread from heaven, heavenly bread called manna every morning. Moses told the people in verse 8, “Since it will be God who gives you meat for your meal in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning, its God who will have listened to your complaints against him. Who are we in all this? You haven’t been complaining against us, you know, but against God!” Aaron Moses’ brother gave instructions, they turned to face the wilderness. And there it was: the Glory of God visible in a cloud. In verses 11-12, God spoke to Moses, I have listened to the complaints of the Israelites they will eat meat (quail) in the evening and your fill of bread in the morning. God said, “you’ll realize that I am God, your God.”
My five-minute reflection on the word Stuck.
Blessings occur when we are stuck on God.
Sometimes I get stuck in relationship with God.
Sometimes I grumble and complain.
Sometimes I think I should have answer to my prayers quicker than I realize that God has answered.
Sometimes I feel stuck.
When I do get stuck, I usually am facing the wilderness and not seeing the glory of God.
When I do get stuck, I am usually believing the lies that are being whispered in my head.
When I do get stuck, I am usually not spending time in prayer as I should
Sometimes I feel stuck.
The Israelites are stuck in a cycle of complaining. A case of the what if’s and the if only’s. The Bible says the Israelites pondered the question: If we had stayed in Egypt as slaves at least we had food to eat. They had been slaves, treated poorly and yet they wanted to return to Egypt. But before, I get to harsh, how many times do I look back and say what if? The “what if’s,” “the should have’s;” “the if only’s,” and “the should have’s,” has no place in our lives if we know Who We Are In Christ.
Father God, I ask that when I am stuck I will quickly turn to you. You are the alpha the omega the beginning the end. I am in awe of your majesty. I ask that instead of being stuck I cling to your truth of who I am in Christ. That I humbly seek your throne of grace in my time of need and that I sit at your feet until I feel unstuck. Psalm says that if I stick to your testimonies I will not be put to shame. I claim this promise. Blessings.
Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:3