You know it’s about to be a Really Bad Day when you suddenly look back at the lowest times of your life and wish you were back there!
When the Israelites saw the entire Egyptian army bearing down on them in the desert, they had just a moment:
“They said… ‘It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!'”
~ Exodus 14:11-12
Moses gave them a response that is pure wisdom for every generation, every person, every situation, and every day:
“Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’”
~ Exodus 14:13-14
As the Israelites listened to Moses and followed his lead, God worked a miracle of deliverance that still provokes for us faith in God and courage for walking through Really Bad Days. He parted the Red Sea for them, and then slammed the water-grave shut on the Egyptians.
Whatever your Really Bad Day may be today, you might be tempted to look back even at the lowest points of your life and wish you were back there.
Instead, look to the God Who delivers from the lowest of the low points. He still transforms Really Bad Days into Really, Really Good Days!