Charles Spurgeon wrote, “The Lord will make a way for you where no foot has been before. That which, like a sea, threatens to drown you, shall be a highway for your escape.”
The Israelites were trapped. On all sides, danger loomed. The Red Sea was before them, deep enough to drown them. The Egyptian chariots pressed on their heels, threatening to kill them or to take them captive back into desert enslavement to perform forced labor in camps controlled by harsh overlords. Their situation seemed impossible to escape.
Having no place to turn, Moses stretched his staff over the waters and called upon the Lord. God did something profound, using invisible powers beyond the capacity of human ingenuity and seemingly impossible from a human perspective. He made a way of escape.
Although the Israelites could not see the wind blowing across the waters, the evidence of its existence was seen and heard by all. God separated the waters and dried the sand, providing a highway of escape for His worried, weary, but waiting children. Every Israelite walked over on dry land, and as the pursuing enemies charged, the Lord closed the sea, swallowing them in a watery grave.
The miracle God performed in Moses’ day is a profound message about the miracles He wants to accomplish in our lives. When we find ourselves in a situation that seems impossible to escape, we need only ask Him for help. As we give Him time and space to work, we might not see or comprehend how He is accomplishing His will at first, but the evidence of the Spirit’s involvement will eventually be seen and heard by all. God will provide a highway of escape when we are worried, weary, and waiting.
If you are facing what seems like an impossible situation, ask God for help. Entrust the problem into His capable hands.
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