Are you cornered…?
“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.” (Exo 14;10)
They were literally ‘between the devil and the deep sea’. Before them were the boisterous waters of the Red Sea obstructing their forward march, and lo, behind them, Pharaoh and his mighty army with their Iron chariots and well-trained horses in hot pursuit. On either side, apparently, were lofty mountains.
In their dilemma, their only source of comfort had been the knowledge that the angel of God and the pillar of cloud were before them. Alas, now that refuge too was gone! The angel of God went behind them, and so did the pillar of cloud which signified the presence of God. It seemed as if God had forsaken them in their anguish. We do not know, but it would not be surprising if Moses, in his despair, had cried out, “My God my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”
There are times when we are faced with a similar situation in our journey to heavenly Cannan. We find that all doors are closed to us, and that our God does not answer our prayers or seem to have pity on us, We feel we are forsaken and forgotten by everyone.
However, dear reader, for people of God, the greatest trial often turns out to be an occasion of the greatest deliverance and victory, Though all things seem to be against you, as Jacob once thought, they are in fact in your favor, praise the Lord! Everything is planned by God in His immense love and mercy. In every minute detail, God’s intention is to reveal His mighty hand and invincible power.
‘Are you standing at ‘ wits’ and corner’.
Christian, with troubled brow?
Are you thinking of what is before you
And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you
And you in the battle alone?
Remember-at ‘wits’ end corner’-
Is just where God’s power is shown.”
- TPM Morning Manna.
Stay Blessed 😊