In Exodus 12, we see that on the door of every Israelite home, the blood of a lamb was stricken on the two side-posts and lintel. This was to protect God’s people from the passing angel of death. When the day came, a multitude of Israelites marched out of captivity, including 600,000 men plus women and children. “On that very same day—it came to pass that all the armies of the Lord went out from the land of Egypt” (Exodus 12:41, NKJV).
In the next chapter, “Moses said to the people: ‘Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place.’” (Exodus 13:3). God’s people were delivered by the Lord’s strength alone, not by human means.
In scripture, David declared, “God is my strength and power; he makes my way perfect… He took me in; he drew me out of many waters; he delivered me from my strong enemy for they were too strong for me. …He is a protector to all them that trust in him” (see Samuel 22:33, 17, 18, 31).
Our faith and strength may grow weak, but in our times of weakness God has given us marvelous promises to renew and strengthen us.
“For you have armed me with strength for the battle; you have subdued under me those who rose against me” (2 Samuel 22:40).
“The bows of the mighty men are broken, and those who stumbled are girded with strength” (1 Samuel 2:4).
“The Lord will give strength to his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace” (Psalm 29:11).
“O God, you are more awesome than your holy places. The God of Israel is he who gives strength and power to his people. Blessed be God!” (Psalm 68:35).
“Blessed is the man whose strength is in you… They go from strength to strength, each one appears before God in Zion” (Psalm 84:5, 7).
Beloved, do you believe our God is strong? If he is strong, no power can stand before him. Therefore, commit everything into his mighty hand of strength and power. He will make a way. Most of all, believe this word: “In the day when I cried out, you answered me, and made me bold with strength in my soul” (Psalm 138:3).