A Red Sea Place


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Psalm 106:9, “He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so, he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness”
Hebrews 11:29, “By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned”

We all will find ourselves at one time or another at a Red Sea experience where in spite of all that we do there is no way out nor any way back. The roar of the waterfall at Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina are truly majestic; however, it is quite a different matter to be in the water hurtling toward the falls. That may be the very situation you are in today. Physical, financial, or relational problems loom ever larger and you feel like you’re about to go over the falls. In such situations, the person who is a born-again believer has Someone to turn to. That Someone is the Lord Jesus Christ, “who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think” (Ephesians3:20) for He is greater than all of our troubles. My brethren I truly trust you will enjoy this lovely poem written by Annie Johnson Flint and entitled:

"A Red Sea Place"

Have you come to the Red Sea place in your life,
Where in spite of all you can do,
There is no way out, there is no way back,
There is no other way but through?

Then wait on the Lord with a trust serene
Till the night of your fear is gone;
He will send the wind, He will heap the floods,
When He says to your soul "Go on."

And His hand will lead you through - clear through -
Ere the watery walls roll down,
No foe can reach you, no wave can touch,
No mightiest sea can drown;

The tossing billows may rear their crests,
Their foam at your feet may break,
But over their bed you shall walk dryshod
In the path that your Lord will make.

In the morning watch, ‘neath the lifted cloud,
You shall see but the Lord alone,
When He leads you on from the place of the sea,
To a land that you have not known;

And your fears shall pass as your foes have passed,
You shall no more be afraid;
You shall sing His praise in a better place,
A place that His hand has made.

Further reflection:

Iguazu Falls on the border of Brazil and Argentina is a spectacular waterfall system of 275 falls along 1.67 miles of the Iguazu River. Etched on a wall on the Brazilian side of the Falls are the words of Psalm 93:4, “Mightier than the thunders of many waters, mightier than the waves of the sea, the LORD on high is mighty!” Below the falls are these words, “God is always greater than all of our troubles.”

Back and forth, back and forth go the pounding waves of the sea. From ages past, the continents have been separated by the mighty oceans. Man has learned to travel over them, to descend to the bottom of them, and to travel through them, but their immensity and the relentless force of their waves remain untamable. Rocks are crushed, shorelines are changed, and even experienced sailors can be driven aground or sent to the bottom of the sea. The combined genius of man and the most powerful equipment can do very little to conquer the oceans and seas.

However, they are no problem for God. The One who created the mighty oceans does with them what He wishes. Psalm 93:1 states, “The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed, He has girded Himself with strength”. My brethren, as today unfolds I trust you will reflect on the awesome power and might of God, the Creator of “the foundations of the earth” (Psalm 104:5); sun, moon, stars, and the heavens (Psalm 148:1-5); “the ends of the earth” (Isaiah 40:28); lightning, rain, wind (Jeremiah 10:13); people (Malachi 2:10); “all things” (Ephesians 3:9; Colossians 1:16).

My beloved, take a look around your surroundings, and then look in the Bible, God’s Eternal Word, and praise Him for His sovereignty, His greatness, His creative work, and His splendor, for nothing upon this earth is impossible for God to do.

Never measure God’s unlimited power by your limited expectations.