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“He opened the rock, and water gushed out; it flowed like a river in the desert.” (Psalm 105:41 NIV)

God makes the impossible possible.

When in crisis, panic can take control.  We can lose focus in the face of the mountain before us.  But nothing panics God.  He’s not taken off guard when the accident happens or the virus spreads.  No matter what the situation, God is in control. His sovereignty knows the answer to the dilemma before it ever occurs.  No matter what impossible situation you’re facing, God creates a way.  How do you know?  He brought water from a rock. 

I recently had the opportunity to see the production of Esther at the Sights and Sound Theater in Lancaster.  If God ever opens a door for you to see a show at this venue, go.   Esther is the story of a young Jewish girl who becomes Queen.  God strategically places her in a position where she can save her people.  However, when she first arrives at the palace, she didn’t know what God had in store for her.  Her uncle Mordecai is trying to find a way to get her a message.  He finds a scribe who works for the king and asks him to deliver a note to her.  The scribe, trying to describe how impossible this task is, replied.  “Getting a note to her is like parting the Red Sea.”  Without blinking, Mordecai responded, “So it is possible.”

Believe in the unbelievable.

For God to make the impossible possible, you have to believe.  When Moses parted the Red Sea, he first had faith:

“And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:13-14 NKJV)

In the face of the impossible, Moses didn’t doubt God’s ability.  He did not know what God would do, but He knew God would do something.  In his humanness, he didn’t think of parting the sea.  In God’s holiness, the sea parted.

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided.” (Exodus 14:21 NKJV)

Moses believed God had an answer for the Israelites situation.  When God told him to lift his staff, he raised his staff.  God did the rest.  Can you imagine how weird God’s instruction was to Moses?  But he didn’t doubt, he trusted.

Believe God has an answer for your situation.  Do what He prompts you to do.  Watch Him part the Red Sea for you.

Question of the Day:

What sea do you need God to part in your life?

Further Reading: Ezekiel 12:1-14:11 NIV, Hebrews 7:1-17 NIV, Psalm 105:37-45 NIV, Proverbs 27:3 NIV

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