Today’s reading doesn’t end how you think it would. Exodus 4 begins with Moses complaining about how God has the wrong man for the job. Moses isn’t eloquent and on down the line. God gives him what he needs, even allowing his brother Aaron to be his mouthpiece. God even tells Moses how everything is going to go down. The Israelites believe his message and are down for liberation. Then it comes time to talk to Pharaoh. Pharaoh laughs in their face, denies knowing the God of the Hebrews, and makes their work more difficult.
The response? Complaining on the part of the Israelites. Then Moses sends his own complaints to God and basically calls him out as a failure. Clearly Moses forgot how everything was supposed to go down. He wanted things to go according to his plan & be easy, instead of going down the way God had told him.
Do you trust God and his plan even when things don’t go according to your plan?