When I won credit to Lisa Leonard Designs, I thought I'd have a hard time choosing. And at first I certainly did...cause I have many MANY, favorites. But once I thought about it, I knew exactly which one I had to choose.
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In the midst of one tough week, God had me read the account of the Israelites being led out of Egypt. As they came upon the Red Sea, with the Egyptians on their tails...things looked pretty hopeless. There was no way out. I'm sure they despaired. But through the night, God was blowing back the water. I have to think they may not have been able to see it happening, so the despair continued while God was already making a way.
I have never been trapped against a sea with an army pursuing me--but I have felt the despair and defeat they must have felt. I have wondered why God wasn't answering my prayers. I have felt stupid for having hope. Yet God was working, even when I couldn't see it. He was making a way--even if it wasn't a way I would have ever considered.
Do you know what God had Moses tell the Israelites while they despaired on the shore of the sea? He said, "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still." (Ex. 14:14)
But how? Be still. Can I help? Be still. Should I make a plan? Be still. What if? Be still.
I don't know what Red Sea you are up against, or the army that might be pursuing you, but I know this...
The Lord will fight for you.
Learn with me, bloggies.