Your road led through the sea,
your pathway through the mighty waters—
a pathway no one knew was there!
Psalm 77:19 (NLT)
For several days, technical difficulties waylaid progress on my website. My computer-guru husband has been ready to tear his hair out (it would be tough since it has pretty much headed out on its own.) However, through perseverance, he is slowing working out the kinks and glitches.
There is a huge hiccup in the financial market today. Even though rumors multiplied over the weekend, it was still shocking to wake up and find a major institution in such serious trouble. Reports from every media outlet reported the uncertainly and fear of the public. Now, the instability leads to finger pointing or passing the buck which underscores the need to find a solution.
The children of Israel must have wondered how they would cross the Red Sea as they fled from Egypt with their attackers in hot pursuit. It seemed hopeless and they complained all the way. Yet, David, the Psalmist, describes an unforeseen solution to their impossible problem—a pathway that no one knew was there.
Uncertainty. Fear. Anxiety. Loss. I am sure they experienced the same emotions that we deal with every day. Mark found workarounds to unlock the problems in the computer. We must remember that our security does not come from our bank account or IRA but from the One who knows the hidden path out of the entanglements of our lives. There is no escape from the difficulties of life but with God, there is always a way out.
Originally posted 9/15/08 – Some things don’t change.