A Stream In The Desert

I came across this devotional this morning and it is something that should be shared. It is weak on exegesis, strong on sentimentality, but the conclusion is solid…

“The Lord caused the sea to go back … all that night.” (Exod. 14:21)

In this verse there is a comforting message showing how God works in the dark. The real work of God for the children of Israel, was not when they were awakened and found that they could get over the Red Sea; but is was “all that night.”

So there may be a great working in your life, when it all seems dark and you cannot see or trace, but yet God is working. Just as truly did He work “all that night,” as all the next day. The next day simply manifested what God had done during the night. Is there anyone reading these lines who may have gotten to a place where it seems dark? You believe to see, but you are not seeing. In your life-progress there is not constant victory; the daily, undisturbed communion is not there, and all seems dark.

“The Lord caused the sea to go back … all that night.” Do not forget that it was “all that night.” God works all the night, until the light comes. You may not see it, but all that “night” in your life, as you believe God. He works. – C.H.P.

1 Streams In The Desert, Cowman, 167, "June 4" (1978, Zondervan).

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