We’ve all had our bad days. It seems to happen the most in the jobs you can’t afford to quit! But that is not a situation unique to our current era. Moses had a job I wouldn’t take in a million years. The people he was tasked with leading to the place God Himself promised to provide to them as a gift were grumblers and rebellious and never satisfied.

Moses heard the people of every family wailing at the entrance to their tents. The Lord became exceedingly angry, and Moses was troubled. He asked the Lord, “Why have you brought this trouble on your servant? What have I done to displease you that you put the burden of all these people on me? Did I conceive all these people? Did I give them birth? Why do you tell me to carry them in my arms, as a nurse carries an infant, to the land you promised on oath to their ancestors? Where can I get meat for all these people? They keep wailing to me, ‘Give us meat to eat!’ I cannot carry all these people by myself; the burden is too heavy for me. If this is how you are going to treat me, please go ahead and kill me—if I have found favor in your eyes—and do not let me face my own ruin.”

Numbers 11:10-15

Moses was having such a rough go of it, he asked God to kill him rather than have to carry on!

Moses went on to lead Israel for some time afterwards, and his leadership is remembered to this day as he stood in that place as the spokesman for the Lawgiver. So just remember, on your worst day at work, God still needs you to lead the people to the promised land.

Pray to him for help and leave the solution in his hands!

Ethan Kirl