“But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set.” Exodus 17:8-13
Weary in the battle? How do you sustain your strength until the victory has been won?
The Amalekites were at war with the Israelites. Men were chosen to fight as Moses was stationed at the top of the hill at Rephidim with the staff of God in his hand. Aaron and Hur went with Moses as Joshua and the chosen men fought the Amalekites. While Joshua and the men fought, Moses stood and held his hands up. As Moses’ hands were raised, the Israelites were winning the battle, but when Moses’ hands were down, the Amalekites were winning the battle. As the battle continued, Moses' hands grew heavy and became tired. Aaron and Hur noticed Moses’ weariness and that the Amalekites prevailed in battle when Moses’ hands were lowered. Seeing this, they put a stone under Moses so that he could sit. While Moses sat and rested from his weariness, Aaron and Hur supported his hands on each side so that Moses' hands remained stable, steady, and uplifted until the victory was won at sunset and Joshua overtook the Amalekites in battle.
Does this describe you in your battle? Are you close to victory but also experiencing weariness that appears to overcome you, at times overwhelm you, or at times seems like a setback? We all need an Aaron and a Hur to provide a resting place during our weariness and to uphold, uplift, keep us encouraged and steady as we are on our way to victory during the battle. We also need to be someone else’s Aaron and Hur so that as the battle is being fought, we can guide them to the rest and strength that is only found on the firm foundation of the Rock that is Jesus Christ, as well as support them in prayer while their hands are lifted and on their way to victory in Christ Jesus.
Remember there is indeed rest for the weary and He alone gives rest to the weary as He sustains and gives you the strength you need in the battle.
"Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain,