Updated: Dec 21, 2022
Have you come to a "Red Sea" place in your life? A place where you just don't know
how you are going to make it?
Well, I have. I came to a Red Sea place.
After losing my son Sean I felt as if I had come to a close. I wanted to give up. I wanted to die. I wanted to walk into the open sea and let it swallow me up.
The pain was too heavy for me to bear. My heart was shattered and broken. I was broken. Nothing in my future looked bright anymore. There was only darkness.
Then, by the grace of God, help came to me. Through some excellent professional counseling, supplemented by my own immersion into God's Word and other spiritually enlightening books (and one incredibly profound retreat), relief came to my very poor "state of being".
While reading Corrie Ten Boom, one of the most wonderful authors and missionaries of our time, I learned about the "Red Sea" place. Corrie reflected that when the Israelites were being chased by the powerful Egyptian army, they had to come to a halt because there was a huge sea in front of them.
How could they cross? What next? Impossible! No way! But... we know the end of the story.
The Israelites were granted an enormous miracle by God, and were given a way to the other side. The waters were parted for them - and their enemy was defeated!
That's what Corrie (and the Word) taught me about the Red Sea Place.
Similar words of Isaiah 42:16 tell me more:
"I might be blind, I might not know the way, but I will be led in paths unknown to me.
I will never be forsaken, as long as I know my place."
The Red Sea Place. Expecting - and receiving - miracles.
It's not a bad place to be.
Diane Galloway, a native of Texas, resides in San Jose, CA where she enjoys quality time with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren. During her free time, Diane enjoys reading, writing, and spending time in the outdoors as she honors the memory of her son Sean, who went to heaven in March 2014.