Deuteronomy 2:7 For the Lord your God has blessed you in all [a]that you have done; He has known your [b]wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.”
Have you ever noticed the significance of the number forty in Scripture? Moses worked as a shepherd forty years before God called him to lead the Israelites from captivity (Exodus 3). Moses was atop Mount Sinai forty days receiving the covenant God made with the Israelites after redeeming them from bondage (Exodus 19). God led His people in the wilderness for forty years of testing before entering the Promised Land (Numbers 32:13).
Jesus was tested in the wilderness forty days before beginning His public ministry (Luke 4). And it rained forty days and forty nights when Noah built the ark (Genesis 7:12, 8:6). As you can see, it’s not only the number forty that’s significant, but the events that this number helped to define. Each event is a period of passage and transition, in the unfolding of God’s gracious and redemptive activity. Forty years is a generation in time, signifies a transition period which means the end of one period and the beginning of another.
Are you in a period of transition? We’re all living through seasons of life if not specific, shorter transitional phrases in life. It’s the way God designed it. Every end is a new beginning. Remember that God walks with us through every season, every transition. He is in control, do me a favor family of God if you can, enjoy the ride.