What are the impossible situations that you are facing today? You don’t have to panic! You don’t have to give up! There is hope, an outcome, and a miracle in the waiting.
Scripture: Exodus 14:12-31
Just for one moment, stand in Israel’s shoes. How would you feel? What would you see? What would you smell? What would you hear? What would you taste?
We learn from Exodus 12:37-38 that there were about 600,000 men, excluding children. It is estimated that over 2 million people are needed to cross the Red Sea. The crossing lasted for about 6 to 8 hours (one night): a line somewhere between 20km long if they walked through 100 people abreast or about 40km if they walked 50 people abreast.
This is not a small gap in the sea with a short line of people!
God told Moses to turn south, so they headed through a wadi or canyon area called the Wadi Watir, which led to the sea. The Bible in Ex. 14:3 says, “They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in.”
At their rear are enemies marching and travelling in chariots to capture them. On their left and right are towers of rocks and desert. And in front of them now is the Red Sea. Big problems surround them, and they have little time to think and find the solution for their escape. The Egyptians are coming.
In their power, they have three choices:
But… in all of this is a place of safety: the will of God is what they were doing and where they found themselves. Let’s highlight two verses, Exodus 14:13-14, “Moses answered, ‘Don’t be afraid! Stand your ground, and you will see what the LORD will do to save you today; you will never see these Egyptians again. The LORD will fight for you, and all you have to do is keep still.‘”
In these verses, God, through Moses, gave the threefold solution to an impossible situation, which is entirely different from a human solution.
It is not easy to relax in the face of danger, and it seems impractical to do nothing in a time of distress or to expect something good to happen when all you can see is darkness everywhere. But Exodus 14;14 is clear: God Himself will do the fighting.
This reality highlights the meeting point of humanness and a Godly intervention in impossible circumstances.
To enjoy the leading and protection of God in life, you have to be in the right standing with God and be, live and move in His will. From this point onward, you must make peace with what God has in store, including the results – which will sometimes be very difficult for us but always to His glory.
When you are up against the impossible, it’s impossible because human vision, ability and resources are rendered useless. The only thing that can save you or facilitate a breakthrough is a miracle from God. Call out to Him:
These three things are your necessary weapons when dealing with the impossible. But do they work? Let’s confirm this 3-fold solution elsewhere with Scripture, 2 Chronicles 20:1-27: The national danger that Israel had faced during the reign of Jehoshaphat.
To God be the glory, amen.