Posted on Aug. 08, 2017
Is the journey harder than you thought it would be? Is the trial lasting longer than you thought it would?
In Ezra 3:8-13, it is very clear that the returned captives walked out of one difficult situation into another, 70 years of captivity, and into yet another situation that had its own challenges. Has that ever happened to you, where the Lord led you out of one difficulty, and it was clear that He was delivering you, but then when you arrived at your new destination, everything was not perfect?
This story is for anyone who wants to trust the Lord through the trials and tribulations of life. The reality is, when you get to certain times of your life, you realized it did not turn out like you thought it would. It is often harder and lasts longer than you anticipated.
However, in this passage, we see how the people, despite the many hardships that they endured, still gathered together and declared, “The Lord is good and His mercy endures forever" (Ezra 8:11).