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Sometimes you feel like Israel
by Jim Williams
04/09/08
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The nation of Israel was in the grandstand seat to see some of God's greatest triumphs in her behalf. After all didn't He blight Egypt with plagues to convince the king to let them go? Didn't God open the sea up three miles wide to get all 3 million of them through overnight? God was there for His people, time and time again.

But what wandered through the heart and mind of Israel was a question: "I wonder what big stunt God is going to pull to get us through this one". Israel constantly faced one need or another of one kind or another, and had to be reminded that her God was her protector and provider.

It's the same kind of protection and provision we need today as believers. We are commonly in a Baal Zephon experience- mountains on one side, the sea on the other and the Devil behind us. We wonder what God is going to do to deliver us.

Its not that we have a wavering faith, but just that the edges get dull, the memory fades and we wonder how God will work things out. The challenge ahead is higher than we have ever seen before. We feel like the guy in the New Testament who answered, "Lord I believe, help my unbelief." Sitting in the back of our mind is the question as to whether God will bail us out this time. There is never a question of having enough faith, because that takes the onus off God and puts it on us, as if it was something we could handle alone, or in concert with Him. God gives all the faith we need to face what we face. It's only the matter of being willing to trust and move ahead. With the Army of Egypt behind them there really was not much choice for Israel. There's not much for us either.

It's easy to feel like Israel, wanting to complain about the challenges we face in our lives. But that's not really an option.

Tell me what you think, I'm just thinkin out loud!


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Connie Allen 09 Apr 2008
Again...another great article. Please keep it up.




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