Yesterday we saw from Exodus 14, that the Children of Israel’s problem the Red Sea turned into a passage that helped them escape their enemy the Egyptians.
In that way the Red Sea helped them directly, but it also helped them indirectly. Verse 19 of Exodus 15 tells us how. It says….
19 For the horses of Pharaoh went with his chariots and his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought back the waters of the sea upon them. But the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea.
The Red Sea directly helped the Children of Israel by providing the passage, the way of escape, but it also helped them indirectly by destroying, burying their enemies.
God wants our problems to benefit us in both ways. Yesterday we saw how God wants our problems to provide a passage, a way forward for us, but he also wants our problems to destroy our enemies. God wants us to experience His deliverance in our problems. In that sense He wants our problems to bless us but He also wants them to bury our enemies.
When we face a problem we may feel threatened as the Children of Israel did and like them we may feel afraid ( Ch.14:10) or doubt God’s care. As we experience God’s deliverance we’ll be blessed and as we negotiate the problem we’ll see our enemies, our fear and doubt disappear, destroyed, buried, just as the Red Sea destroyed and buried the Egyptians.
So….God wants our problems to bless us, and bury our enemies.