Imagine with me for a moment. You come to a bank and stare down at a great sea. You must get to the other side. But it’s moving far too fast to make crossing possible. And even if it wasn’t moving at all, it’s far too deep. There is no way for you to be able to cross by yourself, let alone with your small children and all your household items. It’s not feasible to get to the other side. You see. You understand. Crossing is not possible.
“What to do?”
You must cross; survival demands it because behind you are the enemies. They are coming to take you back to slavery and they are coming fast.
Again, the thought comes, “What to do?”
And then a wind. For a moment, it softly brushes against your face, but almost immediately it becomes a mighty wind and suddenly, the impossible becomes possible. The sea begins to lift and rise on either side as if a mighty hand is holding it, because indeed it is.
“Come and see what God has done, his awesome deeds for mankind! He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot—come, let us rejoice in him. He rules forever by his power, his eyes watch the nations—let not the rebellious rise up against him. Praise our God, all peoples, let the sound of his praise be heard; he has preserved our lives and kept our feet from slipping.”
The Children of Israel faced that scenario. They stared right into a moving sea with no possibility to cross.
God made the impossible…possible
Now imagine for a moment that you are staring down the great sea of some problem, challenge, difficulty, sickness. That sea is moving too fast and is far too deep to get across.
What to do?
Stand and ask God to divide the sea before you. Ask that His mighty unseen hand will intervene. Then walk across on dry land.
Lord, I feel like I am staring at an impossible situation, just like the Children of Israel must have felt when they stood at the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s army in pursuit. Lord, please intervene. Thank You.