One to One Devotion

“I Am of The Way”
by Tracey Armstrong

Exo. 18:8

And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done to Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel’s sake, all the hardship that had come upon them on the way, and how the LORD had delivered them. (NKJV)

Moses’ conversation with his father-in-law sounded so familiar to me. What I mean is that when we talk about our hardships, we often will use the statement, “I have been going through hardships.” The thing that Moses’ story reminded me of was that hardship is never our destination, it is just a part of the process. We cannot totally avoid hardship, although we would love to, hardship is something that God uses in order to train, develop, and mold us into the person that God wants us to be.

Hardship is not to be the end result. Hardship cannot stop you from what God has called you to do. Hardship is a chance for us to see the salvation of the Lord. God loves you and cares for you too much to allow temporary circumstances to stop you from your eternal destination, He will use them for your good.

You are on the way, going somewhere. The children of Israel were on their way somewhere when they ran into hardship. Yet it did not take them off of the way. “The Way” is a track, it is a pathway of promise, and it is the road to paradise. The Way is the road that God wants you and me to stay on. Before He ever would allow the enemy to push you off of the path of promise, He will swoop in like an eagle and rescue you from the enemy’s plans to destroy or hurt you.

God is still a deliverer. Many people talk as if once Jesus came and died on the cross that God was no longer necessary as our deliverer. Yes, that is true in a sense, but we are being and will continue to be delivered until the day that we go to Heaven and no longer need deliverance from the world, temptations, sickness, or from the devil. Trust in God, He always comes through!


Father, help me through what I am dealing with. I trust that You will deliver me from all things that hinder me from the best that You have for me. I know I am on my way somewhere.


Isolation is the enemy’s plan to destroy you; make sure that if you are dealing with something, you talk to someone of faith that will pray and agree with you for God’s deliverance. Also remember that what you are dealing with now is also the same thing that someone else is dealing with and you may be sent to them by God as their deliverer.