Leaders commonly struggle with the ungratefulness of their people. In Psalm 106, David recalls how time and time again, the only thing the Hebrew people could focus on was the discomfort of their current situation. They all seemed to forget how Moses pleaded on their behalf and how their Lord Almighty saved them from destruction. This is likely a struggle that David also faced with the people he led. How do you help others to look past the negative attitudes and the seemingly insurmountable struggles of the day? David tackles this by reminding others of how their ancestors failed, and that the only hope to survive comes when you trust in God.
ChildHope teachers do more than teach reading and writing, they also teach their students that Jesus is the answer to their struggles. Even if the obstacles that the students face may seem impossible, they know they can trust in God, the great provider.
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Prayer: Lord, please forgive me when I feel that my situation is hopeless. I know that you are the great provider. Give me the faith to trust in you.
6 Both we and our fathers have sinned;
we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness.
7 Our fathers, when they were in Egypt,
did not consider your wondrous works;
they did not remember the abundance of your steadfast love,
but rebelled by the sea, at the Red Sea.
19 They made a calf in Horeb
and worshiped a metal image.
20 They exchanged the glory of God
for the image of an ox that eats grass.
21 They forgot God, their Savior,
who had done great things in Egypt,
22 wondrous works in the land of Ham,
and awesome deeds by the Red Sea.
23 Therefore he said he would destroy them—
had not Moses, his chosen one,
stood in the breach before him,
to turn away his wrath from destroying them.
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