I am currently sitting in a Starbucks in Busan, South Korea overlooking the East Sea (or the Sea of Japan as the Japanese like to refer to it). It is a beautiful site, an amazing view...nearly breath taking. But this is not what holds my attention right now.
My mind is captured by something I just read in Psalm 77:19.
"Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters--a pathway no one knew was there!"
As I sit here and look out at the East Sea and read this scripture my mind goes to the context of this psalm. The children of Israel were following God's direction away from the Egyptian army and suddenly they were stopped by a seemingly IMPOSSIBLE obstacle--the Red Sea.
They were in what most would consider to be a hopeless situation. There was no conceivable means of escape or salvation for the fleeing Israelites. From their perspective they ran into a dead-end along the pathway of God.
The rest of the story is nothing less than amazing. God parted the Red Sea, delivered the Israelites and destroyed the enemy.
God made a way where there seemed to be no way.
What kind of impossible situation are you up against? We need look no further than the daily newspaper to be filled with hopelessness. God is not bound by our perceived realities. God led the children of Israel down a pathway that no one knew was there--no one except God.
Are you up against a seemingly impossible situation?
Be encouraged. God knows...and he knows the way out.