Ellie has gifted us with a glimpse into the inspiration for her song “Red Sea Road” in today’s reading (Day 63). She’s created a safe space for vulnerable conversation for us. To get us started today, let’s take a look at the lyrics she penned:
"We will sing to our souls, We won’t bury our hope
Where He leads us to go, there’s a Red Sea Road
When we can’t see the way, He will part the waves
And we’ll never walk alone down a Red Sea Road"
— “Red Sea Road” by Ellie Holcomb
These lyrics bring me to reflect on my own story. Allow me to share with you one of my sorrowful seasons.
I have to smile at God’s timing, as it was just one year ago, in August of 2021, that I found myself in my own time of struggle. There was a breakdown in an extended family relationship, which caused me to feel like I was suffocating. Everything I did seemed wrong, and that became my identity: Erin = wrong.
I had many days of crying out to God in frustration and begging Him to show me a way out, but I didn’t see or feel any reprieve. Friends who knew what I was going through encouraged me to make an appointment with a counselor, and one day, God gave me the courage to do so.
Months of processing and prayer with my counselor helped me have a breakthrough in my walk with God. Looking back, I would go through the pain all over again because it was so worth what I learned!
God showed me just how much He loved me and how He is all I need, even to the point of letting other people’s words, opinions and expectations fall away. I found I was able to breathe again.
So what about you? Are you in the middle of a sorrowful season and looking for hope? Write Exodus 14:14 somewhere you will see it every day to remind you the Lord will fight for you!
Are you in a place where you can reflect on a past sorrowful season and see God’s hand? Spend some time praising Him!
Blessings to you, friend! I’ll be back on Friday (August 5) for Day 67.
Where are you needing hope today? If you feel comfortable, share in the comments below so we can pray for one another.