Say, therefore, to the sons of Israel, "I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage. I will also redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgements." - Exodus 6:6 (NASB)
God’s people were slaves to the Egyptians. God sent Moses to warn Pharaoh to let God’s people go. Pharaoh let the people go after many miraculous plagues from God. However, while God’s people were leaving having plundered Egyptians by God's hand, Pharaoh and his soldiers went after them in hot pursuit. The Red Sea was a barrier preventing God's people's escape when God parted the sea and dried up the land so that they could cross safely.
God knew the plan He had in place and that it would be a tense moment as His glory would be known when the Egyptian army entered the parted waters as God’s people were safe on the opposite shore. The waves crashed upon Pharaoh and his soldiers. The trap had been set. The glory given to God.
No matter the plans of the enemy when God is leading, He knows the plan, He allows the enemy to walk into His trap, He allows His children the opportunity to trust Him and see His salvation. His timing is perfect even when we are on the edge of our seat thinking He will not show up.
I had a situation when I knew what God was telling me and I had trusted Him for years with this issue, subsequently at the last minute, the end of the road, so-to-speak, what I had believed for Him to fulfill appeared to diminish, and as I walked away from what I saw as an undesired outcome, I arrived home and was met with the promise. It was just like God said He would do, but the process was not what I had imagined.
There are things we don’t understand as to why God does what He does or when He does, but He is all knowing and His timing covers everything, just like the Red Sea.
"Then I will take you for My people, and I will be your God; and you shall know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians." (Verse 7)
Heavenly Father, thank You that You are all knowing and that You see the whole picture of our life. May we learn to trust You and not panic as we wait or follow You. May we know You more and give You the glory.
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