Like a horse in the desert, they did not stumble. Like livestock that go down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord gave them rest. —Isaiah 63:13–14
In his prayer in Isaiah 63–64, Isaiah calls the Israelites to remember all that God had done for them, specifically how He had redeemed them from slavery and led them through the Red Sea.
Isaiah paints two pictures in this passage. First, he says the Israelites progressed through the sea as easily as a horse walks on level ground. God removed all the obstacles in their way. Second, just as a shepherd leads his herd to cool streams of water and protection from the burning sun, so God the great Shepherd gave His people safety, and comfort, and rest.
In their deepest distress, in their darkest days, God redeemed, rescued, and cared for His people. And He is still doing that today. He leads us through danger. He delivers us from our enemies. He’s leading us toward heaven. He’s removing any obstacles that keep us from being able to walk with Him.
Make it Personal
Make a list of how God has cared for and delivered you in the past, and keep it in a place where you can refer to it often.