God gives his children a song of faith. Robert Morgan describes the moment of song at the Red Sea:
At first there was dead silence. Picture it: a mute multitude gazing in stunned disbelief at a body of water whose powerful surges had first saved by saving, then had saved by destroying. Now the terror was over; the enemy was gone; the night was past. Nothing was left but the stillness of a shocked people at daybreak.
Finally someone breathed. Then came a whisper, a buzzing, the rumblings of a volcano of emotion about to erupt into sky-shattering doxologies. Someone shouted, “I will sing to the Lord, for He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider he has thrown into the sea!” (122).
Morgan challenges us when he writes, “Maybe we need a crisis. One of the reasons God puts us in tough situations—or allows us to be there—is to give us the opportunity to sound forth His praises. He expects our gratitude for His deliverances” (123).
We must have our spiritual eyes opened to know the greatness of our “Storm Warrior.” Our lives are full of impassable situations just like the impassable Red Sea. While Satan deceitfully works to steal our joy and replace our victory song with litanies of fear, doubt, and “poor me,” God finds the opportunity to remind us that he is both faithful and powerful. When we place our faith in him, as did Moses and his people, our testimony becomes a song of God’s Presence and unimaginable Power. It becomes a hymn of gratitude and praise that glorifies God.
Robert Morgan closes his book with this hymn by the German hymnist, Paul Gerhardt:
Commit whatever grieves thee
Into the gracious hands
Of Him who never leaves thee,
Who heaven and earth commands;
Who points the clouds their courses,
Whom winds and waves obey,
He will direct thy footsteps And find for thee a way (128).
We pray this hymn over you as a prayer that you would rest in His Hands without fear of tomorrow in spite of your storms.