In Over Your Head?



We have heard so much talk from the president, congress, and others on government bailouts, stimulus financial plans.  We have heard that the government is coming to bailout financial institutions, businesses and even to giving away money for help to our pay checks.  Plus we have seen and heard how our government has come to the rescue of other countries.

But, I’m here to tell you that no government will save you.  No political candidate will rescue you.  Our Bible Boost for today comes from the Old Testament, Exodus 14:13-14; “but Moses told the people , ‘don’t be afraid.  Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today.”  Hear those words?  “THE LORD WILL RESCUE YOU”!

In Exodus, there are no less than 5 times that we read where God rescued His people.  In Exodus 14 it’s from the Egyptians; Exodus 15 from thirst; Exodus16 from hunger; Exodus 17 from thirst again AND FROM THEIR ENEMIES!  WOW!  What a faith building study for us today in our own personal journeys.  We see in Exodus when Israel cried out to God, HE came to the rescue.

I don’t know about your situation or about your life journey, but I suspect if you are like me; we all face daily “situations”.  Situations where we find ourselves “in over our heads”.  Maybe it’s a financial occurrence, a marital stalemate, or an overwhelming obstacle in a relationship, or a job situation.  Or, maybe it’s a habit that has it’s claws buried deep into our spiritual walk.  I venture to say that all of us have such situations from time to time.

So, we ask ourselves, “does the Bible speak to such situations”?  Well, of course, it does.  Reading through our Bible Boost today we can learn a valuable lesson.  God is in the rescuing business.  We may think that outside forces, such as our government, can rescue us.  But, friends, NO GOVERNMENT is the answer.  Exodus teaches us that GOD is in the rescuing business.  When His people called out TO HIM, THE LORD RESCUED THEM!!!!  Over and over in Exodus when the Israelites called out to God for help, HE DID.

SO, I believe God’s Word is speaking to us today.  Whatever, our situation or circumstance, don’t be afraid. Call out to God, stand still and watch THE LORD rescue you today!

So overwhelmed was Moses was about God’s response he could not wait to tell his father-in-law, Jethro, what God had done.  Listen to Exodus 18:8, “Moses told his father-in-law everything the Lord had done to Pharaoh and Egypt on behalf of Israel.  He also told about the hardships they had experienced along the way and how the Lord had rescued his people from all their troubles.”  Hear those words?  Rescued them from ALL their troubles.  Not some...ALL! 

 So friends, are we in over our heads?  CALL OUT TO GOD.  Pray about the situation.  Get your family to pray.  Friends to pray.  Church to pray.  Then stand still and watch how God rescues!  CALL OUT TO GOD!

Leonard Navarre

Lubbock, Texas

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