the rock is quite different. Journeying on the trail ahead, you find yourself face to face not with peace, but instead with a great rock of lack. A shortage of provisions or lack of wisdom, whatever this lack means to you, now confronts you. There is no way to get around it.
How do you deal with it?
There is a true story about confronting such a rock in the Bible.
We find it written in Exodus 17:1-7.
“And all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidem: and there was no water for the people to drink.
Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, ‘Give us water that we may drink.’ And Moses said unto them, ’Why chide ye with me? Wherefore do ye tempt the LORD?’
And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and said, ‘Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst?’
And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, ‘What shall I do unto this people? They be almost ready to stone me.’
And the LORD said unto Moses, ‘ Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go.
Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and because they tempted the LORD, saying, ‘Is the LORD among us, or not?’ “
Friend, the moral lesson we can glean from this Bible story is that when you come upon a rock of lack, (and believe me, the path is littered with them) trust in the LORD and strike that rock hard with the rod of faith!
“But my God shall supply all your need
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”