God gifted me this today and I wanted to share it here but, before I do so, let me just say that in saying He "gifted" it to me, I am not implying that I wrote it. It is simply something that I found that applies to something that is going on in my world. And likely to something going on in yours as well.
When God is about to do a delightful thing, He begins with a difficulty. When He is able to do an incredible thing, He begins with an impossibility. He delights in turning obstacles into opportunities and trials into triumphs. A reliable reporter refers to this in Psalms 66:6.
The children of Israel were on their way to the Promised Land. They came to the seacoast and camped. Suddenly they looked up and saw the enemy coming upon them. What hopeless hopelessness! Before them the sea. Behind them the soldiers. What would it be....drowning or destruction?
But God was there. He is always between His children and their circumstances. He never leaves them in the lurch. And the Psalmist testified, "He turned the sea into dry land...they went through the flood on foot...there did we rejoice in Him."
Is there a sea before you? God did not bring you there to drown you, but to deliver you. He will make a dry road through your sea and you will cross on foot. And then you, too, will say, "There did we rejoice in Him!"