When God demonstrated his might against the Egyptians and toward Israel, the people feared the Lord, put their trust in the Lord, and trusted Moses as their leader. The miracle and might of God influenced the belief, trust, and action of the people. Until we forget…
26 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Stretch out your hand over the sea so that the waters may flow back over the Egyptians and their chariots and horsemen.” 27 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the sea went back to its place. The Egyptians were fleeing toward it, and the Lord swept them into the sea. 28 The water flowed back and covered the chariots and horsemen—the entire army of Pharaoh that had followed the Israelites into the sea. Not one of them survived.
29 But the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. 30 That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore. 31 And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the Lord displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the Lord and put their trust in him and in Moses his servant.
This is precisely why God performs miracles. This is precisely why he doesn’t need to rush to the girl’s side when Jairus begs him. He can bring her back to life. God works miracles.
So why do we need more?
Within a short time of God providing the exodus from Egypt and the Passover blood saving each Israelite family, the people were grumbling because they though the Egyptians would kill them in the desert. The God who saved them can save them again, yet they doubt.
Within a short time of the Red Sea miracle, Israel will forget and doubt God again. And we do the same today. Today we have, not one or two, but every and all Bible stories of God’s faithfulness, power, and mercy for his people, and we doubt. We panic.
This is a clear reason to a) read your Bible every day, and b) go to church every week. We need to be reminded. Constantly.
Now think of that thing that is a mountain in your life. It’s bigger than you. You feel some despair because you think there is no way around or through it. That thing is no different from an exodus or a parting of the sea or the raising of a dead girl back to life. It is no different.
That thing is a human, earthly circumstance and is under the absolute, infinite, ever-present power and sovereignty of God.
Fear God and put your trust in him. Revere him and put your trust in him. He will fight for you.