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February 18, 2018

Desert rock formation, Israel, Author Tiia Monto (CC BY-SA 3.0 Unported)

Though He parted the Red Sea for them, the Lord did not lead the Israelites directly to the Promised Land. Instead, they spent 40 years in the desert learning to trust Him.

That is how it works. Over and over, we are drawn to Him in need. The more self-reliant we think we are, the less we have learned.

God uses our very needs as His tools. This is not abandonment – nor even “hands off” management – but loving care, based on an intimate knowledge of each of us.

Wherever we may be in our lives, He is with us, guiding our steps with the goal of bringing us home.

You in Your mercy have led forth the people whom You have redeemed; You have guided them in Your strength to Your holy habitation” (Ex. 15: 13).

Lord God, You parted one sea and stilled the waters of another. Powers and principalities are as nothing before You. This is the strength You offer us.

Like Moses before us, we call on Your name. You have purchased and will plant us in the mountain of Your inheritance. We praise and thank You for all You have given us, and all we know You will accomplish in our lives.


Originally posted 8/5/12


  1. If they had learned their lesson more quickly they would have only needed to spend about two years in the wilderness. Once God decides to do something in our lives he wil accomplish it. Our resistance will only make the process more painful for us.

    • That’s true Clyde,but it seems that our very nature is predisposed to resist God in the belief that we know best.
      Looking back on my own journey,I see so many things I wish I had done His way rather than my own. Alas,I made those decisions of my own free will,just like Israel did.
      Accordingly, certain parts of the journey have been unnecessarily difficult.Such is the price of disobedience,but as Anna said so well God will accomplish in our lives what he desires.

  2. absolutely correct… thanks – Israel

  3. United We STAND with Israel-Yisrael / Christian Nation United States of America, and our Christian Earth, Divided We FALL!! I am Pro-Israel / Pro-USA / Pro-Life!!

    Love ❤ Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/

    Kristi Ann

  4. Some of us are slow learners…

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