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Thank God for Unanswered Prayer

So the Lord said to Moses, “Go in, tell Pharaoh king of Egypt to let the people of Israel  go out of his land.”  But Moses said to the Lord, “Behold, the people of Israel have not listened to me. How then shall Pharaoh listen to me, for I am of uncircumcised lips?”  But the Lord  spoke to Moses and Aaron and gave them a charge about the people of Israel and about Pharaoh king of Egypt: to bring the people of Israel out of the land of Egypt. Exodus 6:10-13

I find this portion of Scripture so interesting.  God's interaction with Moses reminds me very much of a father speaking to a child who might be saying "But daddy, it's too hard for me to pick up all my toys!"  And the father calmly but firmly saying, I know you can do it, now go on, pick up those toys."
The Lord's ultimate will for the people of Israel was to bring them safely to the land of Canaan - and to prepare them for their arrival.  The only way they would become a prepared people was through the trial…

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