DEVOTION – DAY 76
Exodus 14:4 “God Gets All The Glory.”
Ex.14:14 “The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.”
God instructed Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt where they were slaves. However, Pharaoh regretted letting the Israelites leave so he and his army chased after the Israelites. They seemed to have succeeded in almost catching up with the Israelites. The Israelites could not get away because the sea was ahead of them and behind were the Egyptian army. The Israelites led by Moses cried out to God for help. The above verse was God’s reply to them, “The Lord will fight for you, you only need to be still.”
It is through such impossible situations that God reveals His glory by delivering His people from harm. Otherwise, if there is the possibility of human intervention in saving situations, we will likely want to take the credit for our own delivery from harm. God does not get the glory. Often when there does not seem to be a way out for us, when we have come to the end of all our resources, God tells us to be still and He will fight our battles for us.
We know someone who took a blood test and his cancer marker was high. Alarmed by this, he went to see a medical specialist for a checkup. The specialist found nothing and told him to return in 6 months for a follow up. He felt uneasy and committed the situation to God. Soon after that, he met a friend. He told his friend that he had gone to have a checkup because his blood test results suggested there might be cancer but the checkup did not show anything. His friend recommended that he get a second opinion and told him of another physician. He decided to follow the advice and saw this second physician. After looking at the medical report from his first checkup, the second physician focused on his thyroid and ran tests that revealed that he did have a growth in his thyroid that required prompt treatment and removal. It turned out that this second physician had treated similar cases before where normal checkups do not reveal anything and yet blood tests show that cancer markers were high. He knew where to look based on his past experience and he treated this man’s cancer successfully. Looking back, this man could only thank God for His gracious intervention. It was God who led him to have a chance meeting with his friend who happened to know this second physician, who happened to have experiences in similar cases. It was clearly not a case of coincidences but the unseen hand of God working to help this man. All glory goes to God.
Let us pray: Gracious Lord, we thank you for your protective hand covering over us. It is comforting to know that you are our help in every impossible situation and we give you all the glory and praise. In the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus. Amen.
- What impossible situation are you facing?
- Who do you turn to when you are faced with such situations?
- What comfort can you draw from this verse in difficult situations?
- How has God helped you in previous impossible situations? Discuss.