Striking a rock if necessary

If you read my book, Just Say YES, it is easy to glide through the chapters in moments of time, reading my written thoughts followed by miracles that happened or revelation God had given me on the journey and think, that’s nice, or that’s good, with not too much thought. However, when you are the one walking in it, day by day, hour by hour, and sometimes, minute by minute, it becomes a focused, all engrossing step by step faith walk. I am very conscious of this fact when reading the lives of those in Biblical history. We read their journey and think ‘wow.’ However, between the journey and the wows, there were a lot of day by day, hour by hour, and minute by minute, ‘faith pushing through moments’ for them also. 

Although I had learnt to trust God in this moment by moment walk, I woke one morning feeling the weight of this kind of faith journey and found myself in need of wanting more from God. I don’t know why, it was just there. I am sure the enemy had a lot to do with it, trying to discourage me, but I knew walking this walk of the extraordinary, thoughts like this would come. 

We can all have these moments, but they seem to come more often when you step out of your comfort zone to do what God is asking you to do. During those times it is easy to condemn yourself for it, and you can have a tendency to want to beat yourself up for thinking this way, calling yourself an unbelieving Israelite. We must not do this, for you see, the Israelites chose to stay in their unbelief, but we on the other hand, acknowledge that although we are to expect these thoughts to come, faith must rise above emotion and continue to move us forward with hearts expectant for what God will do next, saying, ‘God I believe, but help me in my unbelief.’

He (Moses) raised his stick in the air and struck the rock two times. At once, water gushed from the rock, and the people and their livestock had water to drink. Numbers 20:11 (CEV) 

The evening of that same day I had woken up with feelings of unbelief, God did hear my heart and answered me. Yes, He will still answer us even in our unbelief moments, if we are open and honest with Him. For me, not only did He answer, but He answered in a way that was totally unexpected. 

I had just finished music practice at our house and after saying goodbye to everyone, I went to the fridge to get a drink and there in the fridge (Would you believe?) was an envelope. On the front of the envelope was written, ‘This $50 is to help you get to the conference you are speaking at.’ Haha, in the fridge! Isn’t it just like God to show up in the most unusual places? For us it was the fridge, for the Israelites it was in a rock! There you go, you Israelites.

In the most unexpected places, God can provide what you need. He doesn’t answer from the place of your emotions, He answers you from a place of surrender!

 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God. Romans 4:20 NIV

Just God in your journey.


Published by Deborah Hilton

I am passionate about seeing people connected with their purpose. To rise up and not be afraid to take that first step because you can trust God in your journey. As you read the journey I took in my book called Just Say Yes, you will find that you too can have confidence to walk your own. Deb x

2 thoughts on “Striking a rock if necessary

  1. Thank you for reminding me that God does miracles in Unusual ways…..He asks us, like Moses to do unusual things to receive a miracle, He is truly Amazing


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