The BIG Picture

Posted on December 5, 2022 by Elizabeth Welte in Victory Call

“when your heart is lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end.”  (Deuteronomy 8:14-16)

I think it is safe to say you were not delivered out of the land of Egypt – literally, or from the house of bondage – literally; God did not lead you through the great and terrible wilderness with fiery serpents and scorpions – literally; nor did He take you through the land without water—literally. He did not provide manna for you – literally.

But for every one of these literal events that took place in biblical history – there is a corresponding spiritual equivalent in your journey with Jesus Christ. God uses these events in our lives to humble us (we all need that) and to test us.

God ALWAYS has the big picture in focus as He leads us individually through life.  As trials come, as circumstances change, as disappointments linger, as battles are won, as life happens…
God is orchestrating it all that He might do us good in the end.  As we go through trials and difficulties keeping this promise in mind brings hope.

In the midst of it all, God’s plan is to bring us good in the end.

Will you trust His promise today?


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at

Think About This: “From one end of the Bible to the other, God assures us that He will never go back on His promises.” – Billy Graham

The Daily Bible Reading: Daniel 5-6; 1 John 3 You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: It is like the precious oil upon the head, Running down on the beard, The beard of Aaron,
Running down on the edge of his garments.” Psalm 133:2

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