Deus ex machina

It is at those moments when we are completely powerless, when we are stuck in a predicament with no means of escape whatsoever, that God shows Himself to deliver us from our situation. After all, didn’t He promise that when we pass through the waters He will be with us; that when we pass through the rivers it will not sweep over us; and when we walk through the fire, we will not be burned and the flames will not set us ablaze? (Isaiah 43:2,4)

A classic example to this would be God’s deliverance for His people Israel. After setting out from Egypt towards their promised land, they suddenly found themselves cornered. Ahead of them was the vast expanse of the Red Sea. Behind them, was the furious Pharaoh and his chariots. There was nowhere to go. But God made a way for them in a manner they would never have conceived. He parted the Red Sea.

Whatever situation we may be in, God will always come to our aid. We just have to completely trust in Him. I am reminded of a line from The Count of Monte Cristo that goes, “…Until the day comes when God will deign to reveal the future to man, all human wisdom is contained in these words: wait and hope!”


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