May 21, What a Difference a Day Can Make

Today’s reading: Psalms 101-105

“He brought out Israel, laden with silver and gold, and from among their tribes no one faltered. Egypt was glad when they left, because dread of Israel had fallen on them”  - Psalm 105:27-38.

Israel had been in Egypt for 430 years, and they had been in slavery most of that time. Then one day, after Pharaoh had refused to release them, he relented and the people of God began the trek know as the Exodus, through the Red Sea to the Promised Land. When they came out of Egypt, the Egyptians were so glad to see them go after the Plagues that they gave the Jews silver and gold as departing gifts. “The Israelites did as Moses instructed and asked the Egyptians for articles of silver and gold and for clothing. The Lord had made the Egyptians favorably disposed toward the people, and they gave them what they asked for; so they plundered the Egyptians” (Exodus 12:35-36). The point is that Israel’s situation changed overnight as they went from slaves to wealth. Your situation can change overnight as well, for you are just a phone call, chance meeting or idea away from your breakthrough after a long period of being down and out. How can you stay in a state of expectancy for a breakthrough when things have been down in your world for so long? Can you thank God for your breakthrough even though you have no idea how or when it will come?