God will deliver you
God’s heart is to restore us to wholeness. When we need healing for our bodies, minds or spirits, God’s word provides answers for our afflictions. Scriptures on healing give us a new perspective of hope and comfort. Rest and read God’s word knowing that it will speak into your situation today.
How quickly we forget God’s deliverance. That’s not so great if you’re a follower of Jesus. Even worse, I suppose, if you saw first-hand the mighty deliverance of Israel from Egypt. Regardless, we forget. We always have, and we probably always will.
Remember your deliverance
Of course, being a Christian, a follower of Jesus, is no fix-it-and-forget-it decision. It’s not like paying to have your car repaired, or your gutters cleaned. Joining the redeemed community—the household of faith—is an active choice we make every day, in every circumstance. And every deliverance we experience must be remembered so that we do not repeat our mistakes, necessitating another deliverance from slavery. We must remember.
The Israelites forgot and risked being treated like God treated the Egyptians. At the end of Exodus 15, the Israelites had just arrived at the first encampment after being delivered from Egypt and Pharaoh’s army. Just three days prior, they had witnessed God’s great power, feared God, and trusted in Him and Moses. They sang the “Song of the Sea” (Exodus 15:1-18) in praise to God, including these lines, among many others:
“The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.”
“Who is like you, O Lord, among the gods? Who is like you, majestic in holiness, awesome in glorious deeds, doing wonders?”
“You have led in your steadfast love the people whom you have redeemed; you have guided them by your strength to your holy abode.”