“Thy way is in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.” Psalm 77:19

The NLT version of this verse is: “Your road led through the sea, your pathway through the mighty waters—a pathway no one knew was there!”

My brother and I were driving on a winding country road going to pick up a friend for church. As we came over the top of a hill, there was a car coming right toward us on our side of the road. Suddenly my brother turned the steering wheel and we went up a small road that seemed to suddenly appear from nowhere on our right side and a serious accident was prevented. We often think about that and thank the Lord for that road we did not know was there.

The Israelites leaving their slavery behind in Egypt became very afraid when they saw their enemy coming after them and the Red Sea in front of them. It seemed like they were in an impossible situation and nothing could save them from destruction. But God told Moses to lift his rod and stretch it over the sea and showed them a pathway that no one knew was there. As the waters rolled back on either side, the people were able to cross over on dry ground.

How often we are faced with trials or difficulties that seem like there is no way out. As we cry out to the Lord in prayer, He opens a path that we could not even dream of and shows us the way out of our problem. No matter what we are going through, He cares for us. When we cannot see around the next bend, we can trust Him for He always has a path prepared.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the many times that you have provided a way when it seemed there was no way. Thank you for preparing a path that we did not know was there.

Devotion by Anne Johnston


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