Thursday May 19, 2022
Scripture Ex. 14: 23 The Egyptians pursued them, and all Pharaoh’s horses and chariots and horsemen followed them into the sea. 24 During the last watch of the night the LORD looked down from the pillar of fire and cloud at the Egyptian army and threw it into confusion. 25 He jammed the wheels of their chariots so that they had difficulty driving. And the Egyptians said, “Let’s get away from the Israelites! The LORD is fighting for them against Egypt.”
– All of us experience those days when trouble seems to be pursuing us relentlessly.
– As odd as it might sound it was a good thing when Pharaoh’s horsemen and chariots followed Israel into the sea! It is difficult for us to appreciate the good in trouble staying hot on our heels! However, God had a plan and that plan included Pharaoh’s army pursuing Israel even through the midst of the Sea that would end in their own destruction.
– Israel wanted relief from their captors, they wanted God to intervene decisively in their plight and to save them but to their distress the threat remained even after God had opened the Sea before them.
– How are we to respond after the Lord does a mighty miracle of deliverance and then seemingly permits the source of our fears to remain? See also 1 Kings 19:1-9. Have you been delivered from a threat only to find out later that the threat remains?
– When we go through such experiences God is challenging our faith, and those are the times we need to dig in and trust the Lord as we watch and pray! God is working out his plan for our ultimate deliverance and that only comes by faith!
– The enemy may pursue you relentlessly but God is watching over you! We might exalt the threat but remember God has to look down from His lofty position above, God is above all things (Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!) and God unhinges the enemies means of attack and throws his plan to defeat and destroy you into ultimate chaos!
– Flash forward from the Red Sea to the cross of Calvary and the borrowed tomb; Satan’s plan to defeat Christ looked pretty promising Friday morning, but Sunday morning came and the power of the Resurrection shattered the devil’s scheme into oblivion!
– You are not forsaken in your fear or in your torment! God Almighty looks upon you and He will vindicate you!
– Stand firm Christian and you will see the salvation the Lord will bring you!
– The enemy may be fighting against you but the Lord is fighting for you against him!