God has a preordained plan to deliver us out of our fiery trials. No matter what you are going through, he has a plan tailored for every difficulty, one that could never be conceived by the human mind.

For example, take the trials that Israel faced in the desert. There was no bread or food of any kind. What committee could have come up with this idea? “Let’s pray that tomorrow we wake up and discover white flakes of food with a taste of honey covering the ground.”

There was no water either, and the hot desert parched their lips. We’re talking about a group of people the size of a small nation. It was a humanitarian crisis with hundreds of thousands of weeping wanderers, facing imminent death.

Who could have imagined the solution? Who would have pointed to a big rock and told Moses, “Go. Strike it, and a river of water will flow out.” God imagined it!

It was one thing after another. At one point God said, “Go back to the Red Sea.” What? This didn’t seem like a smart plan at all. The Red Sea was impassable for that many people. Pharaoh’s cruel army was already racing toward them, eager to overpower them and return them to captivity. They were trapped. Impossibilities! Hopelessness!

God, however, was way ahead of them. He had a plan. What looked like an unwise move turned out to be their salvation. They needed to learn to depend wholly upon him, to trust and obey the God who had daily proven that he would take care of them completely.

“You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey my voice and keep my covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to me above all people; for all the earth is mine. And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation” (Exodus 19:4-6, NKJV).

The Lord had brought the children of Israel out of bondage, and he would lead them into the promised land. In his perfect timing, he acted on their behalf, and he will do the same for you. He will fight your battles, miraculously provide for your needs and make a way where there is no way.