This is what the Lord says—
he who made a way through the sea,
a path through the mighty waters,
who drew out the chariots and horses,
the army and reinforcements together,
and they lay there, never to rise again,
extinguished, snuffed out like a wick:
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:16-19
I often wonder how the Israelites must have felt as they approached the Red Sea with Pharaoh’s mighty army in hot pursuit. The story, found in the 14th chapter of Exodus, is a dramatic illustration of God’s omnipotent providence and His promise to weave all things together for the good of those who love him. On the surface, one might think that God merely plucked the Israelites from a crushing defeat at the last excruciating moment. The truth is that God held every heart-pounding instant in His almighty hand for the purpose of His glory. From commanding the Israelites’ flight from Egypt to the hardening of Pharaoh’s heart which led to his overwhelming pursuit of them; and from the Israelites’ incredible deliverance and safe passage through the Red Sea to the great victory over Pharaoh’s army with “all of the horses and chariots” resulting in an indisputable recognition of God’s unmatched might, God always finishes what He begins. Always.
God is faithful. And when He is for us, no one can stand against us. (Romans 8:31).
It is my desire that as we sing this song together as a church body, we will enter into a bold and confident moment of declaration and thanksgiving for who God is: asking Him for nothing, but praising Him for the great things He has done (Psalm 126:3) and is yet to do.
He is with us. (Joshua 1:9)
He is for us. (Psalm 56:9)
He is faithful. (2 Thes 3:3)
He is our healer. (1 Peter 2:24)
He is our savior and redeemer. (John 3:16)
He is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6)
He is the light. (John 8:12)
He is the miracle worker. (Luke 1:37)
He is the way maker. (Isaiah 43: 19)
You are here Moving in our midst I worship You I worship You You are here Working in this place I worship You I worship You You are Way maker, miracle worker Promise keeper, light in the darkness My God, that is who You are You are here Turning lives around I worship You I worship You You are here You're healing every heart I worship You I worship You You are Way maker, miracle worker Promise keeper, light in the darkness My God, that is who You are Even when I don't see it, You're working Even when I don't feel it, You're working You never stop, You never stop working You never stop, You never stop working Way maker, miracle worker Promise keeper, light in the darkness My God, that is who You are