“Lift up your rod and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it. And the children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.”Exodus 14:16 (NKJV)
The children of Israel were in an impossible situation. They were surrounded by mountains and the Red Sea, and Pharaoh’s army was approaching them. The only thing separating them from getting slaughtered was the cloudy pillar of the LORD between them and the Egyptians. But then God told them to do something no one anticipated—cross the Red Sea!
God brought them into a situation that seemed hopeless so that only He could receive the glory for their deliverance. This parting of the Red Sea and Israel crossing on dry ground became an epic miracle that the Canaanites were still talking about forty years later! (Joshua 2:10)
Do you think God ever does such things in our lives? Does He actually lead us into impossible situations so that He can show us what He can do? Could there be a Red Sea before us that God wants to part?
“Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.”Psalm 50:15 (NKJV)
Maybe you are in an impossible situation today for which you see no solution. James Hudson Taylor, who founded the China Inland Mission in the 19th century, had a saying that helped him and the 800 missionaries who served with him to overcome immense obstacles.
“There are three stages to every great work of God; first it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”J. Hudson Taylor
God still delivers His children who seek His heart and call upon Him in sincerity and desperation. He can make a way for you where there is none. And why would He do this? So that you may accomplish His will, be in awe of Him, and glorify His name!
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