God told Moses, “Look at me…I am going to put Pharaoh’s back up and follow it up by filling Egypt with signs and wonders. Pharaoh is not going to listen to you, but I will have my way against Egypt and bring out my soldiers, my people the Israelites, from Egypt by mighty acts of judgment. The Egyptians will realize that I am God when I step in and take the Israelites out of their country.”
(Exodus 7:3-5 MSG)
Have you ever prayed for God to remove something from your life and just when you thought your prayer was answered it seemed to linger a bit longer? When God promised to free His people from Egyptian bondage, He also told Moses that He would harden Pharaoh’s heart so that he wouldn’t let the people go right away (Exodus 4:21; 7:3; 14:4). God sent ten plagues or calamities on Egypt, and every time the Israelites thought Pharaoh was going to finally let them go, he would change his mind. But God had a reason for hardening Pharaoh’s heart, “the Egyptians will realize that I am God when I step in and take the Israelites out of their country” (Exodus 7:5). When Israel crossed the Red Sea on dry ground but Pharaoh and his army drowned in the sea, God’s purpose was realized and His people praised Him.
God will step in and take your problem away, but not before showing you His signs and wonders. There would be no exodus had there been no Pharaoh. If the thing you’re praying for seems to linger just a little longer, hold on just a bit tighter because God has seen your struggle, heard your prayer and will give you your miracle. You need only to be still.
“When God steps in, miracles happen.”