More Than Mere Belief
John Edgerton
June 1, 2021

Moses and Aaron brought together all the elders of the Israelites, and Aaron told them everything the LORD had said to Moses. He also performed the signs before the people, and they believed. And when they heard that the LORD was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped.
~ Exodus 4:29-31 (New International Version)

Aaron had finished up performing miracles for the people, signs convincing enough to make them believe that God was very real and very powerful. But mere belief was not enough. After all, the people believed that lions were very real and very powerful. The people believed that Pharaoh’s army was very real and very powerful. That’s not what God was after. 

It is only when Aaron tells the people that God saw their misery that belief became worship. It is only when Aaron tells the people that God was concerned about them that they became God’s people. The mere existence of God is not enough to count as good news to a people in deep distress. But a God who was saw their misery and was concerned for them? That is a God worthy of worship. 

Needing something from God doesn’t make your faith deficient. Being in deep need is what makes your faith more than mere belief. 

Where are the places of misery in your life? What are those parts of your spirit being broken by the world? Turn to God, holding those broken places in your hands before you like precious offerings to God. Because they are precious to God, the God who already knows your misery and is concerned for you. 

Prayer: God, there is so much breaking inside of me. Pour Your healing blessings on my bowed head.