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The Sea in Front of You

The Sea in Front of You

Then Moses and the Israelites sang this song to the Lord: “I will sing to the Lord, for he has triumphed gloriously; horse and rider he has thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and my might, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”  Exodus 15:1-2

We read about people praising God and thanking Him for things He has done all through the Bible.  Today’s verse occurs after the Israelites had left Egypt and were trapped between Pharaoh’s armies and the Red Sea. God in His power and strength had parted the sea and allowed the Israelites to go across on dry land to the other side. After the crossing, He made the waters flow again and Pharaoh’s armies were all destroyed.

Can you imagine the excitement they felt when they made it safely to the other side and saw that no one would be following them? They started praising God and celebrating that He was their strength and their defense.  They realized at that time that it wasn’t by their own powers or abilities, but that God was the one that had saved them.

It’s so easy to remember that God is the reason for the good things that happen in our lives when things are going well.  When we have a victory, it’s easy to praise Him and thank Him and give Him all the glory.

But what happens when things aren’t so good? We suddenly lose our urge to give thanks and praise to God when someone we love passes away, when our car breaks down and there’s no extra money for repairs or if our marriage is falling apart. How do we thank God for being so good when we can’t see the good?

Maybe you are stuck between the sea in front of you and the enemy behind. Everything seems impossible. You’ve reached out to friends and family and they’ve given you some great ideas, and that boost might have helped for a little while, but it usually is temporary and doesn’t seem to last.  You’ve searched for strength and courage on your own, but things just seem impossible.

Don’t wait till they seem impossible! As Christians, we have the ability to trust in God in the good times and the bad because we know that God’s love never fails. He is always leading us to something better than we can ever ask or imagine. We need to look to God for the strength to keep moving forward, through the sea. 

God brought you to that spot and He will bring you out of it, and every situation you face.  He has the strength that you need to overcome any situation.  Then once you are on the other side, make sure to give God the praise for your strength and defense.  His plan for us is beyond our comprehension. God really is good, all the time.

Have a blessed day!

~ Bev



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