Throughout the the book of Exodus, we learn of the travels of the Israelites as they fled Egypt. Like the Israelites, we too are on an exodus. We are partners with Jesus who leads us on our journey to the Promised Land of Heaven, where we will dwell with Him forever. And just like the Israelites, our exodus requires trust and faith and obedience. If we are faithful partners with Christ on “the journey” we can also hope to be partners with Him in eternity and enter into His rest. No matter how great your trial may be, no matter how bad your circumstances are, if you just have faith to trust God to see you through to the other side, your heart will remain soft and eager to obey Him. You’ll rejoice, thank God even for the trial, because you know, “the Lord is a great God and a great King above all Gods” (v. 3) who is able to save and deliver you.