Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Who's Really In Control?

Psalm 106: 4-12 (KJV)

"Remember me, O Lord, with the favour that thou bearest unto thy people: O visit me with thy salvation; That I may see the good of thy chosen, that I may rejoice in the gladness of thy nation, that I may glory with thine inheritance. We have sinned with our fathers, we have committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. Our fathers understood not thy wonders in E'gypt; they remembered not the multitude of thy mercies; but provoked him at the sea, even at the Red Sea. Nevertheless he saved them for his name's sake, that he might make his mighty power to be known. He rebuked the Red sea also, and it was dried up: so he led them through the depths, as through the wilderness. And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left. Then believed they his words; they sang his praise."

Can you imagine? Your finally free from an evil oppressor, one that has enslaved you and your family for years. You have been beaten, worn, dealt with your family being murdered at the hand of this oppressing ruler. You are finally free of this horrible life. You are on a journey to a new life. One that your not familiar with and in your mind much uncertainty as to what the future holds.

Human nature brings fears, panic, and strong questions to your mind. Will I make this? Will I be killed if I am caught? But, you keep in your mind that the promise of God is before you, and you choose to believe even when it was very difficult to do so.

Then, all of a sudden you come to a sea. Knowing that the Pharaoh's army is behind you, and fast on your heals. Human nature kicks in, and fear grips your heart. You see no way that this is going to end up good. You start to panic and hyperventilate as the memories flood back into your mind of what will happen to you and your family if they catch you. Because your fear has gripped your heart, you have forgotten that God is with you, that HE is the one that freed you in the first place. And you cry out, God why have you forsaken us, why have you led us here to die? 

Yet in his love and power so that men and women would praise the Lord for his goodness, and for his wonderful works. He saved them for his name's sake that he might make his mighty power to be known. He parted the Red Sea, they walked across on dry land, and they were safe from the hands of the enemy. Once all God's people had crossed the sea and placed their feet on land, the sea closed and swallowed up the Egyptian army killing those whom would harm God's people.

Isn't this where we stand today? The oppressor is all around us, and is coming at us from every side trying to destroy God's people and His principals. When we have done all to stand, just stand, for God as in the days of the Red Sea crossing will make a way for his people. For Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He LIVES,  His Power still remains, He does still move mountains, and He has already won.

That is true power, and we need to remember that HE is the ONE in control.

Psalms 107: 21-22 (KJV)

"Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men! And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing."

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