The Red Sea: Challenge & Triumph

Detail from The Parting of the Red Sea; Arnold Friberg

Exodus 13:20 - 15:21

When we walk with the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire at night, then we can trust that our moments of greatest defeat are, in reality, our greatest moments of victory. 

It's tempting, when confronted by the sea on one side and a hostile army on the other, to lose faith and ask, "Why did you bring me out here in the desert to die?" 

But stand still. The Lord will fight for you.

The most difficult moments of life are the opportunities God uses to show His power. The most challenging situations create the most impactful testimonies in the lives of God's people. 

Throughout the history of the Bible, and even into the present day, we point to that moment at the Red Sea. This is what our God can do! 

Listen, my people, to my teaching,
And pay attention to what I say .
I am going to use wise sayings
And explain mysteries from the past,
Things we have heard and known,
Things our ancestors told us.
We will not keep them from our children;
We will tell the next generation
About the Lord's power and His great deeds
And the wonderful things He has done.

I will sing to the Lord, because He has won a glorious victory;
He has thrown the horses and their riders into the sea.
The Lord is a warrior;
The Lord is His name.
He threw Egypt's army and its chariots into the sea;
The best of its officers were drowned in the Red Sea.

Who can tell all the great things He has done?
Who can praise Him enough?
Give thanks to the Lord, because He is good;
His love is eternal.
Give thanks to the greatest of all gods;
His love is eternal.
Give thanks to the mightiest of all lords;
His love is eternal. 
(Psalms 78, 136, 106, & Exodus 15)

Give thanks in all circumstances, knowing that the God who parted the Red Sea is the changeless I AM. He is the one who turns mourning into dancing, trial into triumph, defeat into victory.

Stand still, and see Him fight for you.