Help, I need to escape!

As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord.  Exodus 14:10

Pharaoh and his mighty horde were advancing rapidly, a massive army ready to pounce on a defenseless group of slaves. There were woman, children and the old among them.  They were going to be slaughtered for sure.  To their backs stood the red sea, nowhere to hide, nowhere to run.  They were trapped!

There are times in our lives when we feel the same way. Without an escape, a place to run or a solution.  We look, but no one is hiring, no medical procedure for this condition, no lawyer that will take the case.  There isn’t a friend or a family member that can make a difference.  We need to be rescued.  We need a real live hero.

For the Israelites God was that hero. They all saw that terrible horde coming right at them.  They could hear the sea behind them. All they could do was brace themselves for their terrible end.  But then God spoke to Moses,   “Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.” (Exodus 14:16) God made a super highway!  The Israelites fled on dry land where there had been no dry land.  They escaped by a path that did not exist just moments before. God can make a way!

When we see no solution, the truth may be that there is no solution. But God can make a way where none existed before.  He can provide the job where there was none, heal the sick when no one else can, defend the accused when it seems impossible and provide a solution no matter what the problem.

Pharaoh’s army would pursue them along the same path God had just created. But scripture reveals that after the Israelites had finished crossing, Moses would wave his rod over the sea again and walls of water would vanquish this terrible enemy and close this path forever.  Israel was safe! God can be this hero in our lives as well.

If you are in an impossible situation and no solution seems possible, place your trust in the God who can cause a super highway to appear in the sea when needed and make it vanish just as easily.

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