“Come and see the works of God; He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men. He turned the sea into dry land; they went through the river on foot. There we will rejoice in Him.” (Psalm 66:5-6 NKJV)
There is always, always dry land through the Red Sea and a path through the Jordan River.
There is always a place we can rejoice in God.
We always expect the path through the Red Sea to take us to peace and safety of a physical nature, but this is not always the case. God has His hand on the physical side of our lives, and He ordains our steps and orders our path. But He is even more interested in the work of the heart.
A path through the Jordan River may actually look like peace and joy in the face of an impossible or heart-wrenching circumstance, a calm in the storm of our hearts.
The purpose of the Red Sea crossing was to strengthen the faith of God’s people, and that purpose remains the same today. God wants to build our faith deep and high and wide. Sometimes He stretches our faith in the physical realm, and other times He stretches it in the area of overwhelming grace or peace.
Sometimes He makes everything turn out right, and sometimes His grace is even more praiseworthy than physical healing.
Wherever you are today, stop and praise Him.
If God has pushed the clouds of your storm away and everything is bright and full of sunshine, praise Him from that place.
If He has overwhelmed you with His strength and grace even as you sit in the unknown, praise Him from there.
If He has grown you spiritually through trials and knit your heart closer to Him, praise Him from His loving embrace.
No matter the current weather of your life, God is good. Praise Him for that.
“He is awesome in His doing toward the sons of men…there we will rejoice in Him.”
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