God promises his promises in life's 'Red Sea' scenarios

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How do you live in the unknown? Fox News Headlines on Saturday said, “LA County moves on from containing coronavirus, gives up on testing some patients.”

       So what does that mean to us?    There are multiple stories about “lockdowns, stay-at-home policies.” So many unknowns, who and what do you trust?

       King David, speaking of God, said, “They cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress.” Does that mean that as soon as we say, “Lord help me,” the problem is over? The answer is a rather obvious no, because many have prayed for the coronavirus to stop, and it hasn’t.

       The children of Israel cried for years for God to free them from Egyptian captivity. Finally, at least in our thinking, God gives them freedom. God sends them out of Egypt with no weapons and no soldiers to fight the Egyptian army. As they fled, they could feel the ground shake from the rapidly approaching army behind them. In front of them was the Red Sea, giving no avenue of escape. Panic was setting in on the children of Israel. But God took care of them.  He put a cloud between them and the army and opened the Red Sea.

       Do you feel like the coronavirus army is thundering toward you, locking you in your house? God didn’t abandon the children of Israel and he will not abandon you.

       God promised Abraham that his children would impact the world and God has kept his promise. They faced “Red Sea” scenarios several times, and every time God saw them through. He always watched over them. Maybe not in the way they wanted or in the timing they wanted, but they were never abandoned to fend for themselves.

       Will God watch over you during this time of your life?  He will.

       King David goes on in Psalm 107 to say that the Lord “satisfies the longing soul and the hungry soul he fills with good things.” Jesus was on the Sea of Galilee with his disciples when a mighty storm erupted. His disciples were worrying for their lives and Jesus was in the back of the boat asleep with not a care in the world because he knew, believed and trusted that God would take care of him.

       Today we can model the faith that Jesus had in the back of the boat. We don’t know what will happen with the coronavirus. It may take the life of a friend or family member. It may put restrictions on you that you don’t like, but Jesus is with you. He has promised to never leave you or forget about you. Trust him today.

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