30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.
31When Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses.
There are so many truths about God in this one chapter alone. One is that the more impossible the situation, the more spectacular is God's deliverance. Another is that there is no way to guess how God is going to deliver me from the impossible situation. I also see God's protection and provision in how the angel and God moved in behind the people to keep the Egyptians at a distance. Recently, I was in a situation that was somewhat threatening and a friend moved in and stood between me and the threat. I felt protected and relieved. What a relief it must have been for them to see God move in the way He did to block the Egyptian army from getting any closer.
We can see how God not only designed the impossible situation in Exodus and how He put the people in a truly helpless place. In addition, we are encouraged by God's protection and amazing deliverance of His people and destruction of the enemy. However, we still are blindsided by our own God given impossible situations and find ourselves wondering why we stepped out of the familiar pain of Egypt (our worldly life) for this overwhelming pain of walking by faith. As a result, we whine and look for ways out, get discouraged and depressed. All the while, God is protecting us and taking us toward deliverance. Every single time, we can know that He says to us in that impossible situation: