In this world and in this life we will not be treated fairly. The Israelites did nothing wrong and for reasons of their own, the Egyptians made it a point to try and make life difficult, to wear them down, to break them.
Yet in spite of being actively oppressed, the Israelites multiplied and spread.
Adversity doesn’t need to end in defeat. It can, in fact, be the starting point of increase and strength.
Father, thank you that I can overcome and even thrive in the midst of adversity because of you. Help me today, to rest and rely on you.
We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed (2 Corinthians 4:8-9, NLT).