Hindsight is a funny thing. Whoever said, “Hindsight is always twenty-twenty” was right. It’s always easy to have clarity after the fact, isn’t it?
Exodus 15 records a powerful song of praise that the Israelites sang after God delivered them from Pharaoh, king of Egypt. I am sure the sound was deafening.
“The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation,” they shouted. “He is my God! I will praise Him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.”
I wonder though, how many Israelites secretly wished they had praised God before He parted the Red Sea. That is, while they were still on the other side, in a heap of trouble.
If you are a Christian, God has already done a mighty thing in your life. Colossians 1:13 says, “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” But, just as the Israelites encountered a variety of problems and predicaments subsequent to their deliverance, so will we after salvation. In fact, Paul told Timothy that anyone who wants to live a godly life would have trouble! But, there is no need to despair because the Lord will rescue us from each and every trial (2 Timothy 3:11).
If you are facing an impossible situation, or even suffering persecution, read Exodus 15. Sing along with Moses and the Israelites! Do what the Israelites should have done; exalt the only One with the power to save before He rescues you!