A procession of miracles

If the LORD is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us– a land which flows with milk and honey.” Number xiv, 8.

When we are neck deep in a certain trouble, we tend to think that a deliverance from it is the only thing we need in life. However, once we’ve obtained the much desired relief, we discover that a much larger problem has landed at our doorstep! Ever been in such a situation? What was your reaction?

The nation of Israelites were slaves in Egypt for over four centuries. They cried out to the God of Abraham incessantly and He sent them a deliverer in Moses. His arrival multiplied their woes. Their desire to get out of Egypt intensified. After much prayer, tears and woes, God set His people free. The slave nation marched out of Egypt with great faith in God. What a historic moment that was! The desire of generations found fruition in their days and they bore the weight of history as they fled Egypt. As they set out, none of them had the time to think about problems they would face during their journey. Without any thought about the duration of their journey or about supplies like food, water and clothing, they set off on foot to a land “flowing with milk and honey!”

When they reached the shores of the Red Sea, and when they saw Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit, they must have thought that they had jumped from a frying pan into the fire! They were terrified. They turned against Moses and spoke harsh words of unbelief. In an instant they forgot the miracle they had experienced during Passover night. They failed to trust in God and to encourage themselves.

Was the Red Sea their final obstacle or trouble? Certainly not! There was a series of trials waiting for them in their desert path. Thirst, hunger, hardships, obstinate enemy nations, giants, false prophets, deceptive allies, fortified cities  – life for the pilgrim tribes was an obstacle race. Each time they encountered a problem, they acted as if they had never known a loving and caring God. None except Joshua and Caleb had faith or gratitude towards God. Only these two could confess, “The God who delivered us and took care of us thus far will help us in this trouble that we face.

Are you facing an insurmountable problem after embarking on a way that God opened for you? The God who helped you yesterday is with you today. Never doubt His power or goodness today! This is certainly not going to be the last problem you’re going to face. To match the procession of troubles in your life, God will unveil a procession of miraculous provisions and deliverance.

He is able more than able
To accomplish what concerns me today
He is able more than able
To handle anything that comes my way
He is able more than able
To do much more than I could ever dream
He is able more than able
To make me what he want me to be
– Rory Noland, © 1989 Maranatha Praise Inc.