The Providence Of God In Your Life

May 12, 2022

When the child grew older, she took him to Pharaoh’s daughter and he became her son. She named him Moses, saying, “I drew him out of the water.” – Exodus 2:10

When Moses was born, Israel had become slaves in the land of Egypt, but that wasn’t always the case. Because of a great man named Joseph, the Egyptian pharaoh had basically adopted them into the nation, giving them favored status and the full rights of citizenship.

Four hundred years had passed and now Israel had two big problems. There was a pharaoh that had forgotten who Joseph was, but even more importantly, the nation of Israel had forgotten who God was. It was in that situation that a baby was born that changed everything. Israel needed a miracle, and that miracle came in the form of a baby, a baby named Moses. And as we read his story, we will see that three things were true of Moses that are true of you. Let’s look at the first one today and we’ll look at the other two tomorrow.

The first thing we need to understand is that we are born in the providence of God. When you study the life of Moses you are going to find out that many miracles take place in Moses’ story. In fact, there are more miracles found in Moses’ lifetime than any other person in the Bible except Jesus. It is noteworthy that no miracles take place at the very beginning of the story, but as his story continues, what the world would call coincidence we know is God’s providence.

I would encourage you read the full story of Moses in the book of Exodus. As you do, you will see that the providence of God that brought Moses out of the womb into the world is the same providence of God that guided Moses through this world. The providence of God guided Moses’ mother to put him in a basket in a river that at the same time guided Pharaoh’s daughter down to that river to bathe. At the same time, God moved that baby to cry, moved that princess to hear that cry, and moved her to want to save that baby and take that baby into her own family. The providence of God never stopped in Moses’ life, and it never stops working in your life either.

You may think that you never see any miracles in your life when the truth is, every day you live is a miracle. The fact that you were born is a miracle. There is a miracle in your mirror every day. It all started with being born in the providence of God.

Dear Lord, thank you for how you work all things together for good. I pray that the story of your providence in Moses’ life would be a continued encouragement to me so that I will always remember how your plan will always come to fruition. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Topics: God's Will

Bible Reference

When the child grew up, she brought him to Pharaoh’s daughter, and he became her son. She named him Moses, “Because,” she said, “I drew him out of the water.”