God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt and into the promised land. Since Moses claimed that he couldn’t speak very well, God enlisted his brother Aaron to help him. Aaron however, failed to trust God during times that became difficult.
“What did these people do to you to make you bring such terrible sin upon them?” Exodus 32:21
How to Trust God in Difficult Times
He was kind of like the press secretary of our President today. He was in meetings, or at least close to them, when Moses met with God.
Aaron was there when God performed the miraculous signs before Pharaoh. He was present when the plagues of Egypt were predicted and delivered. Aaron was definitively an inside guy.
Aaron had seen and heard quite a bit in his position. He was part of the process of getting the Israelites out of Egypt.
One would wonder what was going through his mind when he even considered making a golden calf. Some think there was enough pressure that he was scared for his life.
Think about this for a moment—Aaron stood before the ruler of the known world as bold as bold could be. This ruler who could have ordered someone’s head to be cut off at any time.
As far as we know, when Aaron was the mouthpiece for Moses, he didn’t even flinch as he delivered messages to Pharaoh.
But Moses had been gone for 40 days and the people became impatient. In this situation, Aaron began to doubt God and back down from the people.
Aaron Didn’t Trust God
The bottom line is, Aaron knew who God was and he saw the miracles that God had performed. Yet, he let this difficult circumstance force him to not trust the God of his forefathers to bow down to a . . . cow?
Too often, we allow our circumstances to dictate our feelings and decisions. When difficult times become negative or threatening, we have a tendency to not trust God.
When things go bad for us, we often act like God doesn’t exist. But, God said that He is always there for us. He is always only a prayer away.
Trust the Lord in Everything
I love the message of God written in Isaiah. It was initially directed to Judah but is very relevant for us today. God said, For I have chosen you and will not throw you away.
He is saying that we belong to Him. We are is children, He is our Father and we are joint heirs with Jesus. We are family!
Isaiah goes on to say, Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. No matter how difficult life gets, trust God because He cares for you.
Don’t let any of your circumstances get the best of you. That verse contains two great promises from God. The first is, “I am with you” and the second is, “I am your God“.
Then the Lord tells us three things He will do for us. He says, I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.
How much better could it get than that, strength, help and victory! All coming from God, just for you!
Lord, many of us have seen and experienced your grace firsthand. Help us to never turn our backs on you when our circumstances try to get the best of us.
Check out these other related Posts on the promises of God.
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- God Keeps His Promises, Guaranteed
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- When Out of Your Comfort Zone, Trust God
- Trust In The Lord, He Will Never Fail You
- Don’t Worry About Tomorrow
Read all about Aaron’s difficult circumstance in the Bible here.
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