The Thought for the Week this week is written by Mandy Stinglehammer

by Susie Jean Sharkey

Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them” Exodus chapter 14 v 9

I have just been looking at Exodus Chapter 14. 

The Israelites found themselves in a humanly impossible situation: the apparently uncrossable Red Sea was in front of them, and the whole army of Egyptians was racing up behind them.  But…..then we read that wonderful verse 9, stated above.

FB Meyer, in Through the Bible day by day, says about this verse:

“The ordinary man puts circumstances between himself and God, but the consecrated soul inserts God between himself and circumstances”

I have been a Christian now for nearly 50 years and I have recently been looking back and reflecting on the faithfulness of God. He has been with me through happy times and difficult times, and I see His love and care  even in the small everyday affairs of life.I am so grateful to God for how He has led and gently guided in the big issues of life ever since I gave my life to Him, sometimes without me realising it at the time.  It makes me wish I had trusted Him more, and had, as FB Meyer wrote, more often inserted God between myself and circumstances.