Father, I pray this for many who are undergoing trials which seem overwhelming right now.
I pray that according to what the Holy One did for those who left Egypt when He delivered them out of the hand of Pharaoh at the Sea of Reeds in Exodus 14:19-31, He will do for you in your time of trial, difficulty or crisis.
[He interposed Himself between Pharaoh’s army and His people who were in the desert trapped up against the Sea of Reeds. He kept them safe all night as He prepared their way of escape. He threw the enemy into a panic and vanquished them. He gave them safe passage, making a way where there seemed to be none. And He gave them a wonderful deliverance.]
May God physically place Himself between you who He loves and has redeemed and whatever threatens your safety, your security and welfare; and personally assume responsibility for your protection – not because you deserve it by anything you have done, but for the sake of the eternal relationship He has with you.
May He keep vigil over you and send His almighty spirit to make a way of escape to deliver you. May He watch over you through the night, the dark time when you cannot see His hand at work on your behalf – may you feel His protection even in light of seemingly overwhelming circumstances when you focus on the enemy.
As in Exodus 14:21 when God sent the “Ruach kadim” generally translated as ‘east wind’ but literally meaning ‘the breath that was from before the first that was in the very beginning’ (reference to Genesis 1:2 when the earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the waters, and the Ruach [the breath or Spirit] of the Holy One moved over the face of the deep) may you feel the Ruach or Spirit of God moving in whatever challenge is facing you, as He makes a way of escape for you.
May He set panic in the heart of your enemy and send them into confusion so they may not harm you. May none of their weapons find their targets. May they even turn on themselves in the confusion.
May He vanquish your enemy before your eyes. May they fall into the very pit they have dug for you and into the hands of a jealous and mighty God. May He totally repel and defeat them on your behalf, because He loves you.
Do not underestimate the power of the Holy One, your covenant partner. He knows what you need and will provide your safe passage to the place of fulfillment of your purpose in life. You are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do the works He prepared in advance for you. And He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. God can and will do whatever He has to do to make a way even when there seems to be no way.
And May our Lord give you an awesome aftermath, where you can tell others about the wondrous and mighty work of the Holy One on your behalf. May He give you a heart of gratitude and thanks that acknowledges Him and gives Him the glory. May your testimony be that in faith, you stood and saw the deliverance of the LORD.
based on Exodus 13:17-14:31
and teaching from The Rabbi’s Son, Torah Teacher