Daily Devotion: January 8, 2014

But the more the Egyptians oppressed them, the more the Israelites multiplied and spread, and the more alarmed the Egyptians became.

Exodus 1:12

The Egyptians tried to wear down the Hebrew people by forcing them into slavery and mistreating them. Instead, the Hebrews multiplied and grew stronger. When we are burdened or mistreated, we may feel defeated. But our burdens can make us stronger and can develop qualities in us that will prepare us for the future. We cannot be overcomes without troubles to overcome. Be true to God in the hard times because even the worst situations can make us better people.

Life Application Study Bible Devotion, Day 8 of 366