Scripture Reference: Exodus 5
Sometimes, things get worse before they get better. God’s deliverance plan was on its way when the children of Israel were oppressed by the Egyptians. Moses had adhered to God’s call and went to Pharaoh to set the plan in motion. The Israelites were grateful, they worshiped. Moses and Aaron were in full obedience at this point. However, the plan did not go as any of them would have thought. When Pharaoh declined the offer for them to go the 3-day journey into the wilderness to worship, plus added more work on them, they questioned God–even Moses did.
What the Israelites, Moses, and most of us today fail to understand is that deliverance is a process. See, we tend to look at deliverance as an event. We think that one moment is meant to change our lives forever. We expect a time and a place to redefine us, but we fail to realize that whatever situation we’re stuck in is meant to serve a greater purpose than for just us. God is a multidimensional God, He takes EVERYTHING into account, so if you’re in a situation, He’s thinking about your deliverance from every single angle. This includes ways to make the best impact to the greatest amount of people, etc. Moreover, God is kingdom-minded, so when He plots His deliverance plan for you, it will have to lead to the best outcome for His kingdom.
Inasmuch, we have to understand that as God is in the Spirit, so is the enemy. The enemy knows when you’re on the brink of a miracle, and he will do whatever he can to keep you from that blessing. This is why sometimes the situation seems like it gets worse. The enemy will try to make you lose faith, hope, love, and patience for God. He will want you to just rollover in your situation and die. So even though God’s word may have come to you about your deliverance, the situation may seem bad–even worse, but know that your deliverance is underway, and God is lining everything up for you to cross over that Jordan river.
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deut 31:6
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9