This same God who led you in will lead you out!
I don’t know about you but to me that is so comforting!
Of course we know that life it not just smooth sailing or a bed of roses. With the sailing
comes high winds and storms at times and with the beautiful roses there are also thorns.
That’s what the story of the Israelites is all about!
I’ve been reading a great little book called The Red Sea Rules – 10 God Given Strategies for Difficult Times.
For the next several GraceNotes, I will probably be quoting from this wonderful little book.
In the story of the Red Sea, the Israelites followed the pillar of cloud and fire as carefully as possible, thrilled with their new freedom, full of excitement about the future. Yet as they followed Him, God deliberately led them into a cul-de-sac between hostile hills, to the edge of a sea too deep to be forded and too wide to be crossed.
(pg. 6 of The Red Sea Rules)
You know, on a side note, I’ve heard people try to explain away the miracle of the parting of the Red Sea. One “explanation” is that the water was so shallow at that particular spot that it was easy for the Israelites to cross. If it were that shallow, then it would truly be a miracle that Egyptian’s strong army drowned in the Red Sea while the Israelites, women and children included, made it safely across!
The Lord led the Israelites to this hard place. But He didn’t leave them there. Here is something to think about that should give you encouragement.
Here is a deeper secret of the Christian life:
…when you are in a difficult place, realize that the Lord either placed you there or allowed you to be there for reasons perhaps known for now only to Himself.
The same God who led you in will lead you out!
And know that He will cause all things to work together for good in your life if you love Him. (Romans 8:28 paraphrased)
And in all things give thanks!
Be blessed! Be inspired!
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