The Children of Israel left Egypt full of hope, but their enthusiasm turned to depression when they learned Pharaoh’s army was on their trail. And then things went from bad to worse when their enemies cornered them by the Red Sea.
Do you feel like one of Moses’ followers, up against it, trapped in a veritable wilderness of problems? If you do, take heart; God is saying to you today what he said to them way back in the day: Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will make a way in the wilderness. (Is 43:19)
Moses’ followers could never have dreamt of how God would save them. No one had ever seen the wide blue sea part before their eyes. And yet that’s exactly what God had planned for them–something no one had ever seen–and the Children of Israel passed over safely to the other side.
You may have no inkling as to how God might turn your situation around. Your circumstances may seem hopeless; the miracle you need, impossible. And yet the things which are impossible with men are still possible with God. So trust the One who promised, “Call upon me in the day of trouble and I will deliver you” (Ps. 50:15), even if you can’t comprehend how he could possibly pull it off. Because believe me, the God of the Universe really can come up with a way to bail you out.
Who knows, maybe he’ll do a new thing, something you’ve never heard of before. Or maybe he’ll fix things in a more conventional way. I don’t know what God’s got planned, but of one thing I’m assured: God can, and will, make a way in the wilderness for you.