Daily Devotional: Psalms 106:9-15
9 He rebuked the Red Sea, and it dried up; he led them through the depths as through a desert. 10 He saved them from the hand of the foe; from the hand of the enemy he redeemed them. 11 The waters covered their adversaries; not one of them survived. 12 Then they believed his promises and sang his praise. 13 But they soon forgot what he had done and did not wait for his counsel. 14 In the desert they gave in to their craving; in the wasteland they put God to the test. 15 So he gave them what they asked for but sent a wasting disease upon them.
17 He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. 19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God's people and members of God's household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
When God lead his people across the Red Sea, it was not just a minor event or a thing to be ignored. There were over a million people, their animals and all of their belongings. The sea was vast but the waters rolled back and the path across was dry. We do not know how long it took but for this many to cross must have taken several hours and the waters just remained in a wall. But as soon as Israel was across and the Egyptian army was crossing the sea in pursuit, the waters returned to their place and destroyed them all. A most unusual deliverance.
God can deliver his people today and can do so in ways that we cannot even begin to imagine. This means that no matter what we face in life, we must trust God who has all power and who can do the impossible for us in his own way. It is not our place to explain the working of God or to even try to understand it.
In the darkest hour or in the midst of the most ferocious storms, God is with us and he will guide us and protect us. He can speak the word and stop any disease or he can give peace to those who have lost someone they love. He has promised to help us with our burdens and strengthen us when tempted but while he limits both of these, he has never promised to remove them from us.
Heavenly Father it is with so much joy that I come to you today and thank you for loving me and taking care of me. Thank you for your people who give me so much encouragement and who have helped me in so many ways. Use me to help others and to encourage them today. Be with your church that we can be an influence for good as we seek to reach the lost in a wicked world. Give your healing to those who are sick and your peace to those who have lost someone they love. Bless our nation with your guidance in our elections. I pray in the name of Jesus.