At the blast of your nostrils the waters piled up; the floods stood up in a heap. Exodus 15:8 ESV
We all know what it’s like to feel as if there are no really good options. Perhaps, in Moses’ day, they would have said, “It’s like being trapped between the Egyptian army (a rock) and the Red Sea (a hard place.)”
Imagine, for a moment, what the children of Israel must have been feeling. In front of them lies the sea and behind them an angry army approaches. Some felt fear, others began to panic, and many surely felt that this was the end. Perhaps, somewhere in the crowd, a voice mutters, “It would take a miracle to save us now.”
You’ve been there. I’ve been there.
It would take a miracle to heal this marriage.
It would take a miracle to beat this disease.
It would take a miracle to be financially stable again.
It would take a miracle to conquer this addiction.
It would take a miracle for my loved one to be saved.
How many times have we made such a statement as if we were defeated and the situation was hopeless? Like we didn’t have a miracle working God on our side?
Do you know what it took for God to save the children of Israel? How He was able to handle the seemingly impossible task at hand? He breathed. That’s all. At the blast of His nostrils, the Red Sea stood up and got out of the way.
Whatever you need today: to forgive someone, to be forgiven, to let go of something, to begin again, to love God more, to take one more step. Whatever miracle you are waiting for – all you need is for God to breathe.
Inhale (Meditation): We need you to breathe, God. Breathe on all of our broken places, our fractured relationships, and our desperate situations.
Exhale (Application): Let’s learn to pray before we panic. What the world calls broken is just another opportunity for God to breathe.
Day 1: God Breath
Day 2: Choose Life