When the nurses asked me if I wanted to know the sex of our baby, I said no. As I look back on that choice, I’m a bit surprised at my answer. I’m all about knowing. Planning. Trying to answer all the questions that might arise. The joy of a baby overrode my curiosity. Either answer was a good one. The sex of our baby brought no anxiety or fear.
When Jochebed discovered the sex of her baby boy, Moses, her heart was surely a tangled-up mess of joy and fear. See, the sex of her child was a life or death matter. As Jochebed pondered how she would save her son’s life, she faced uncertainty.
She hatched a plan — a risky one that could become a tragedy. But Jochebed was a Levite. She knew the stories of God’s intervention in impossible situations.
What we know now that Moses’ momma couldn’t see during her sleepless nights is that God’s plan for him was beyond what his parents could dream or imagine. Jochebed, just like you and me, was living out the what-ifs without knowing what lay ahead.
As I thought about Jochebed, I thought about Psalm 33. The writer said these words in verses 11 and 18:
11 But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever;
his intentions can never be shaken.
18 But the Lord watches over those who fear him,
those who rely on his unfailing love.
God’s intentions for you and your family can never be shaken. Do you need to hear that today? Things might not be going as you planned, but God will make sure His plan prevails. You might be a basket case floating untethered, but just remember that He is your Rescuer.