By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. Hebrews 11:29
Imagine how the Israelites felt – the Red Sea on one side and the angry Egyptian army on the other side! Talk about a desperate situation. The Israelites feared that they were about to be annihilated!
I am amazed at how often in the Bible God puts his people in a desperate situation, a situation so desperate that their only recourse is to trust God, a situation so desperate that if God does not come through there is no hope.
Think of Noah building a ship in the middle of nowhere. Abraham and Sarah having a baby in their elderly years. The teenaged David fighting the massive Goliath. Gideon facing a huge army with only 300 men. The disciples feeding thousands with five loaves and two fish. Peter walking on water.
The list goes on and on. All through the Bible. Do you think that God might sometimes put you in a desperate situation? Or allow you to be in a desperate situation? A situation that is so desperate that you have no choice but to trust in Christ, a situation so desperate that you cannot rely on yourself, that you have no choice but to call out to God, a situation so desperate that if God does not intervene then you have no hope?
God does this all through the Bible. Do you think he might ever do it with you?
These devotional e-mails are written by Jeff Wells , Senior Pastor at WoodsEdge Community Church, the one we used to go to... To hear weekly messages or to find out more about WoodsEdge please go to http://www.woodsedge.org/.
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