“Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the Lord…”
Exodus 15:1, ESV
What a day that must have been!! All they had ever known was slavery and bondage. All they had ever known was the back-breaking labor, tyranny, and the master’s whip. But God!! Then they were chased out of Egypt and “stranded” at the Red Sea. But God!!
Exodus 15:2 “The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will praise him…”
Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
What victories has God enabled you to enjoy? What has God empowered you to accomplish? Of course, crossing the Red Sea on dry ground is a major success. Seeing your enemy destroyed is a major success.
But, what about overcoming your fear to tell someone about Christ? What about stepping out in faith and interviewing for the job you are in need of? What about turning your eyes and not looking lustfully at someone? What about offering a gentle response instead of spite and anger when someone upsets you? All of these are major victories that God has empowered you to achieve as well!
I believe we have more to celebrate today! Instead of looking at hardships, look for opportunities to celebrate!