Summary: We must keep hoping in God’s help for us in the face of difficult odds, just as Moses’ mother did in her day.

Series: Building My Family

Title: The Importance of Just a Few Years

5 And the daughter of Pharoah came... and when she saw the ark among the flags, she sent her maid to fetch it.

6 ….She had compassion on him, and said,

This is one of the Hebrews’ children.

7 Then said his sister to Pharaoh’s daughter,

Shall I go and call to thee a nurse of the Hebrew women,

that she may nurse the child for thee?

8 And Pharaoh’s daughter said to her,

Go. And the maid went and called the child’s mother.

9 And Pharaoh’s daughter said unto her, Take this child away, and nurse it for me, and I will give thee thy wages.

And the women took the child, and nursed it.

From Exodus 2:5-9

Moses’ mother had a child in the middle of one of the greatest times of struggle in her life and the life of her people. She had her baby, hoping in God for His help to make a difference in the life of her child. She demonstrated hopeful living we too must practice to life in tough times.

Hopeful Living Needs Courage

To rising each day and face your situation (1:12)

To live as oppressed, yet not inwardly changing your commitment to God(1:13-15)

Hopeful Living Needs Faith

Fearing God can spur our faith (1:17)

Faith helps us stand in the hour of trial(1:18)

Believe God will honor our heart’s righteous commitments to Him (1:20)

Hopeful Living Needs Actions

Rely on God’s protection (1:20-2:2)

Act on God’s opportunity for you quickly (2:3-5)

Take advantage of God’s answer and put it to use (2:9-10)

Principles for Living

It’s possible to overestimate the impact of environment.

It’s possible to underestimate the importance of parenting.

Regardless of the odds, a faithful model is of great value.

Because of life’s pressures, an available parent is essential.

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