Exodus Chapter 14…My Comforter…

“God will make a way

when there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me….”

Don Moen

Hii. I have done quite a number of posts on the “awesome power of God.” But I don’t know why I keep having the urge to dwell on an event recorded in Exodus 14, which I have been refering to as “My Comforter.” I call the chapter My Comforter because that is exactly what it does each time I read or reflected on it – it comforts and strengtens me.

I have a feeling that there is someone out there who really needs to be comforted. So I said I won’t sleep until this post hits my blog….

Exodus chapter 14 is a story of “hopelessness turned into testimony.” To me, I am yet to find another hopeless situation that is worse than what we have in that chapter.

Imagine the scene. A mighty red sea in front and thousands of war-ready Egyptians behind, with the unarmed Isrealites in the middle. I guess the Isrealites would have started preparing for their death or capture. “And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the Lord.” (Verse 10)

In the midst of this obviously hopeless situation, it really sounded stupid when Moses “said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”(Verse 13)

I don’t know what I would have said or done in that situation. I would have been really provoked if I had heard the Lord say “unto Moses, Wherefore criest thou unto me? speak unto the children of Israel, that they go forward” (verse 15). Go forward? To where? Into the sea !!!?

But, on God’s instruction, “…Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.”(Verse 21-22). Woww !!!

And so, in an obviously hopeless situation, “….the Lord saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. And Israel saw that great work which the Lord did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the Lord, and believed the Lord, and his servant Moses.”(Verse 30-31)

So, my friend, draw your conclusions….from “My Comforter”……

God bless you đŸ™‚

“God will make a way

when there seems to be no way

He works in ways we cannot see

He will make a way for me….”

Don Moen

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Storms Of Life Vs Man…Who Wins ?

God-will-make-a-way.jpgOne of the big mistakes I used to make in the past, which was really affecting my relationship with God, was that, as a christian, I was immuned from “storms of life.” So, each time they came I asked God questions like “why should this happen to me with you by my side?” The situation often gives me mood swings, attacks my willingness to pray and reduces my confidence in God. The worst thing it does is to make me forget so soon, ALL that God has done for me, including “calming” a similar “storm” in the past. But, today, by the amazing grace of The Most High, I now know better.

Today, I know more. Today, I have developed a very thick skin to reduce the effects of “storms.” I have developed a attitude of “it shall come to pass.” Guess what? It’s really working for me. These days when they come, I say to myself, “it shall come to pass.” I back up this words with constant disturbance of my ONLY RELIABLE SOURCE OF HOPE. What really gives me this confidence is that the “storms” of the past have all been swallowed up by God. So, as God lives, this new one shall be calmed.

God never said we would not see challenges, difficulties or problems. In fact, He said we would see tribulations. He says : “these things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

So, in other not to compound our problems, our best option is to “be of good cheer” and deal with them. One way, and my approach, is to see storms of life as battles against us. It’s either we win or they do. We have to do everything possible to calm the storms – right attitude, very strong will to overcome, refusal to listen to anything contrary to the word of God and… praying without ceasing. We also have to be very careful what we say to God in our moment of “trial.”

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” – (Job 1: 22)

May the good Lord see us through all our challenges; and may He shower us with His grace to deal with the storms of life.

Thanks for your time.

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