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Being Carried by God

by Dr David Jeremiah

"And in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place." Deuteronomy 1:31

Recommended Reading Hosea 11:1-4

Sometimes, when a toddler is exhausted or the path is too steep, the child will be scooped up and carried by a parent. But knowing the child might always opt for an easy ride, parents at other times insist that their child walk. Sometimes assistance is needed, other times admonishment. Sometimes carrying, other times calling.

Israel experienced both from God in her days as a "toddler" nation. Most of the time God carried Israel through the wilderness when they were just getting to know and trust Him. Moses, in recounting Israel's history to the second generation of Israelites who would enter the Promised Land, said that God "carried [Israel], as a man carries his son" until they reached the banks of the Jordan River. Like any father, God then expected Israel to do the hard work of creating a homeland out of Canaan. It is comforting to know that God is willing to carry His children when they are at their weakest.

'If you are walking through your own wilderness, ask God to lift you up on His shoulders, to carry you as if on "wings like eagles"' (Isaiah 40:31).

"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him." J. Hudson Taylor

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