Daily Devotion 19
Apr 29, 2014 1517
When Pharoah let the people go, God did not lead them on the road through the Philistine country, though that was shorter. For God said, ‘If they face war, they might change their minds and return to Egypt.
God takes his people the long way round. He could have led Israel into Canaan in a very short time by a shorter route. He didn’t do so because he knew how to manage the journey in the way that would yield the least temptation to turn back. God always seems to take too long; our life’s course seems unreasonably difficult. But God knows me better than I know myself. He sees that I am ignorant, weak and impatient. He intends to get me to the land where his promises are all fulfilled and his blessings flow like milk and honey. “Lord I believe; help my unbelief.”