Skip to content


March 19, 2016

Most of us desire to be in comfortable, stress-free situations and places. Also, we do not like pain or suffering; thus, we will not knowingly put ourselves in situations that will cause us to experience these things. It is needful for us to remember, though it may be challenging it is important that we are in the place where God would have us. Let me share some biblical events with you, where individuals suffered consequences because they choose comfort over God’s instructions.

In Genesis chapter 12, we read the story of Abram and God’s instruction to him to go to the land of Canaan and that he and his seed would inherit this land. A famine occurred, and Abram took his family to Egypt, where his wife Sarai was taken by Pharaoh. God intervened on Abram’s behalf before Pharaoh had a chance to have sexual relations with Sarai and Abram left Egypt and returned to Canaan.

Again in Genesis 46, there was famine in the land, and Jacob and his family left the land of Canaan and traveled to Egypt. Instead of returning to Canaan when the famine was over, they ended up staying there for 430 years. At first, they were comfortable and received preferential treatment, but then God allowed them to become the servants of the Egyptians who made their lives bitter with hard bondage, and they were ready to leave Egypt. After hearing their groaning God delivered them and brought them back into the promise land.

God had sent a word to David to stay in the land of Judah, but in 1 Samuel 27, David and his army of 600 men left and went to Ziklag because he was fearful of Saul. David became a liar, a murderer, and out of contact with God. God allowed his wives to be taken captive by the Amalekites and Ziklag to be burnt up for David to reconnect with Him and enquire of the Lord in 2 Samuel 2:1, ”Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? “ and the Lord’s response was, “Go up.”

In the above three situations, we read of men acting out of fear rather than their faith in God; however, there is the story of Isaac in Genesis 26 who did the right thing and was blessed for so doing. When confronted with famine Isaac had plans to go to Egypt but on his way God appeared to him and said, “Go not down into Egypt; dwell in the land which I shall tell thee of: Sojourn in this land, and I will be with thee, and will bless thee; for unto thee, and unto thy seed, I will give all these countries, and I will perform the oath which I sware unto Abraham thy father. “ Obedient Isaac followed God’s instructions and Genesis 26:12-13 recorded this, “Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year an hundredfold: and the Lord blessed him. And the man waxed great, and went forward, and grew until he became very great.”

If only we could learn to apply the words of the song, “Trust and obey for there is no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey.” Though situations are not pleasant, and our obedience does not provide us with a stressless environment it is vital to our wellbeing to stop, and don’t move until we are directed by God to do so.

From → Uncategorized

  1. I got this website from my friendd who told me on the topic of this site and now this time I
    am visiting this web page and reading vdry informative articles at this place.
    essay writing sercice uk
    essay writing service uk

  2. You made some god points there. I looked on thee
    web to learn more bout thee issue and found most individuals will go along with your vierws on thiks
    web site.
    paper with writing
    paper with writing

  3. Kudos. Terrific stuff.
    Best Essay writing
    Essay wwriting transition words

  4. Fantastic facts. Regards.
    essay writer service
    essay helper

  5. Fantastic facts. Regards.
    essay writer service
    essay helper

  6. Thanks a lot! Plenty of info.

    Best Essay writing
    Restaurant Essay Writing

  7. Excellent beat ! I would like to apprentice wuile you amend your
    web site, how can i subscriobe for a weblog site? The account helped me a acceptable deal.
    I have been a little bit familiar of this your broadcast provided brilliant clear idea
    top rated essay writing service
    top rated essay writing service

  8. We absolutely loove your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be
    just what I’m looking for. Do you offer guest writers to write content for you?
    I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating onn most of the subects you write concerning here.
    Again, awesome weblog!
    custom essay writing service reviews
    custom essay writing service reviews

  9. Hi there everybody, here every person is sharing these experience, thus it’s nice to
    read this blog, and I used to go to seee this blog all tthe time.
    toop rated essay writing service
    top rated essay writing service

  10. I wwas very pleased to find tthis page. I wanted to thank you for our time due to this wonderful read!!
    I definitely savoreed every part of it and I have you bookmarked to see new things oon your website.
    academic essay writing service
    academic essay writing service

  11. An impredsive share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a
    little research on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I discovered it for him…
    lol. So let me reword this…. Thanks for the meal!! But yeah, thanks
    for spending some tijme to discuss this issue here
    oon your web page.
    spacebattles creative writing
    spacebattles creative writing

  12. Hi there, I would like to subscribe for this blog to take
    most up-to-date updates, therefore where ccan i do it
    please help.
    buy custom essay
    buy custom essay

  13. Hi there, after reading this amazing piece of writing i am as
    well delighted to share myy know-how here with friends.
    best essay writing service
    best essaqy writing service

  14. Nice post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed!

    Extremely useful info specially thhe ultimate phase :
    ) I take care of such information much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time.

    Thank youu and best of luck.
    buy essay

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: