"But he brought his people out like a flock;
he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
He guided them safetly, so they were unafraid;
but the sea engulfed their enemies and so he
brought them to the border of his holy land,
to the hill country his right hand had taken."
Psalms 78: 52-54
This Psalm caught my eye because it is the simple story of Moses bringing the isrealites out of the hands of pharaoh, through the parted red sea, and through to Mt. Sianai, and eventually God leads them to the Promised holy land. In all of that, God never leaves them. He never forsakes them. He is always present, always watching, and though it seemed like pharoah had the upperhand, God ultimately was hardening Pharoahs heart to begin with.
to think that maybe all of the "Let my people GOOOOO" talk could have been over with if God maybe just hadn't hardened Pharaohs heart to begin with, but then how miraculous of a story would that have been.
Moses: "Let my people GOOOOOOO"
Pharaoh: okay dude...see ya later...
Without God hardening Pharaoh's heart, he wouldn't get to witness to people all of the miracles that the Israelite, and all of Egypt for that matter, would have witnessed at God's hand. We would not have gotten to see God show us how powerful and mighty he really is. We would have never seen all of what God would go through to set us free.
This verse makes me think about real life. How thought we do not see God engulfing our enemies with waves the size of skyscrapers, but though we may not know or see it happening, God does guide us like flocks of sheep so that we are safe and unafraid. He does engulf our enemies whether it is here on earth or on judgement day. God will bring us to his holy land of heaven where Jesus is sitting at his right hand. Do not be discouraged when you feel that God does not see you, or hear you...because he heard the cries of his people way back then when there were not even the same amount of people on the planet as there are now, because he does hear and see you. He has the largest, keenest, eye anyone could ever have.