Saturday/Sunday, February 2/3, 2019
Between the Impossible and the More Impossible
As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them. They cried out to the Lord. (Exodus 14:10 NLT)
Have you ever been in a situation in which the only way out was God? Maybe it was a report from a doctor that gave no real hope. Maybe it was a financial catastrophe where you were on the brink of collapse. Maybe it was a marriage that was completely unraveling. Maybe it was a family conflict that was impossible to resolve. You didn’t think you possibly could survive such a thing.
In Exodus 14 that’s the very scenario the Israelites were facing. They were caught between an unconquerable army and an impassable sea. They were between the impossible and the more impossible. But what they were about to discover was that with God, all things are possible.
When God brought judgment on the earth in the days of Noah, things were looking pretty bleak. Genesis 8:1 says, “Then God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the animals that were with him in the ark. And God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters subsided” (NKJV). You see, God had made a promise to Noah that they would find land and begin again. And God always keeps His promises.
Then there was Joseph, who was betrayed by his own brothers. They thought he was dead. But God spared his life, and Joseph said to them, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people” (Genesis 50:20 NLT).
Even death does not have the final word. Death can seem so permanent, so hopeless. But Psalm 49:15 says, “But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave” (NLT).
God is bigger than any problem you’re facing right now.
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