Depending on Him!
January 26, 2020: SOAP #3706: Exodus 14-16; Acts 2
Scripture: Exodus (NIV) 14:12 [Israelites complaining toMoses when trapped between Pharaoh's army and the sea] Didn't we say to you inEgypt, 'Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians'? It would have been betterfor us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!” 13 Moses answeredthe people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverancethe LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never seeagain. 14 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
Observation: Again,I see that God was not depending on the ability of the Israelites to fight theEgyptians. God was not depending ontheir weapons, or strength, or ability. God was not depending on Moses to do something heroic! God had His own plan! Although it seemed a disaster was in themaking, everything was working just as God had planned it! God had the Israelites, and the Egyptianarmy, right where He wanted them!!!
Application: Often,when there is no way to escape a disaster, I need only to keep my eyes onJesus. He probably has me right where Hewants me! He has prepared somethingwonderfully great for me. He is notdepending on me to bring about the victory. He is not waiting for me to come up with a plan.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, what peace fills my troubledheart when I stop to acknowledge that you are in control. My life is in your hands! I am depending on you! You have decreed my victory. The victory will be mine to enjoy; all theglory will be yours! Amen
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