GOD: “Oh, no. How did We let that happen?”
JESUS: “I don’t know Father, I thought You knew!”
HOLY SPIRIT (looking at the Father and Son in His reflection): “Don’t look at Me, I am always the last to know!”….. (silent pause as I allow you to contemplate the above conversation.) RIDICULOUS! Right? Of course it is. Yet this is the way so many live their lives. No matter what you are facing today, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are not looking down out of a window of Heaven and gasping, “how did that happen”. God knows. He’s in control. He’s still on the throne. He cares for you, loves you. He wants the best for you.
Jeremiah 29:11 (HCSB) “For I know the plans I have for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
Romans 8:28 (NLT) “And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
Are you facing your “RED SEA”… walls of “water” rising up on all sides? Do you trust the dry land that God has put in front of you? Are you trying to back up? Afraid to go forward? Looking over your shoulder? Did you hear God gasp, “what happened?”
As you reflect on your circumstances, what have your “actions” been speaking? So many times we act as if God gasped when we came to our “Red Sea”, just like He did not know what was going to happen, or what is happening in your life. We kick and scream like He’s not there. We act like we are not going to make it, or we cannot make it. We revert back to lack of trust and forget to move forward based on what we learned in our last circumstance. Can you trust your Lord? Will you wait on Him? He is going to answer because He has the answer, He has the plan.
The people of Israel had to go through the Red Sea (Exodus 13:17 – 14:29 ESV) They had to trust; praying on the go… actions to their prayers. What did they learn? What will you learn at your “Red Sea”? Will you have to be taught the same lesson over and over again? God will continue to teach the lesson until you learn it .. He’s very patient.