Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hopeless Hopelessness

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!"


Linda said...

This is really great and so true.
Thanks for sharing it.

Jenn said...

I love this! I'm gonna use it! Thanks for sharing! Love and prayers.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Kelley. I am going to send this on to my parents. I think this will help them too. Kim

Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! said...

Love this! Thanks so much for letting me know about it. :)

Linda said...

It is funny I read this the other day and was able to be in agreement with it. Today I read it and I am living it. Thanks again for sharing I saw it in a much more comforting light today.

A Momma in Waiting... said...

I saw your post on Gwens blog. I can't even begin to tell you what a blessing this is to me right now. Thank you and may God Bless you, it's something I needed to remember. Terry

Melissa Lee said...

Ohhhh, thank you, sweet Kelly, for this! Even if it was only for me and you - girl, it's good.

Love to you,
Melissa at Stretch Marks

Debbie said...

I don't know how I ended up here, but this is a great post that is for me today. God did not bring us here to watch us drown. He has a plan and it is greater than anything we can imagine. Thank you!!