Summary: We all have situations in our lives in which we need God’s help.
Do you have a situation?
Exodus 14: 8-10, 13-14
8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh King of Egypt, and he pursued after the children of Israel: and the children of Israel went out with a high hand.
9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.
10 ¶ And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD.
13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.
14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
It seems ole Moses and the children of Israel have a situation!
A situation that certainly wasn’t anticipated!
When they left Egypt everything was going good. One could say they got off to a good start.
They were loaded with provisions and the hand of God was with them.
They were on their way to the Promised Land and they weren’t looking back!
The bible says there was not a feeble one among them. God gave them supernatural strength to make the journey.
It sure looked like smooth sailing with just a few days before they would step their feet onto that Land of Promise.
But then they came to the great Red Sea!
They certainly didn’t expect any obstacles along the way!
But here they were facing a situation!
The Red Sea was in front of them! Blocking their progress!
The wilderness was on both sides of them.
And now Pharaoh’s army was bearing down on them from behind!
They were sitting ducks with no where to go! They certainly had a situation!
Now, just for my own curiosity I looked up the word “situation” in the dictionary, and sure enough, I found something very interesting.
The word means, “A combination of circumstances at a given time.”
Ole Moses sure had a combination of circumstances!
Another meaning is, “A condition or position in which you find yourself.”
Moses sure found himself in a frightening position!
Another meaning is, “A complex or critical or unusual difficulty.”
I would be willing to say Moses was in a complex, critical and unusual situation!
And the people were scared out of their wits! They cried out to God!
What are we going to do? We’re going to be liquidated right here on the spot! Would to God we had stayed in Egypt and all of this would have never happened!
But Moses said, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”
We may be in a situation here! We may have a complex difficulty!
This may look critical!
But the same God that led us out of Egypt is the same God over our present situation!
No situation is too complex for God! No difficulty is too hard for God! No predicament is too complicated for God!
God took this situation and turned it into an opportunity for the people of Israel to experience the delivering power of God!
Do you have a situation this morning? Are you facing extreme difficulty! Are the odds stacked against you?
Have you found yourself in a set of complex circumstances and you can see no way out!
“Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD.”
For God will make a way for you!
Isa 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.
I was thinking about three ole Hebrew boys named Sharrach, Meshach, and Abindego!
They had a situation! Either bow down and worship the image the King had set up or be thrown into a red hot fiery furnace!
Now that was a set of circumstances!!! They had a situation on their hands!
To the normal person that would not have been a problem!
“Man, I’m not gonna burn, I’ll bow down to the idol.”
But to Shadrach, Meshach and Abindego, bowing down to that image meant betrayal to their God!
They could not do that! They were serving a living God, not some dumb idol.
They were in a situation here! But they knew what they must do.