Is there any greater example of divine protection than the deliverance of the Nation of Israel from Egypt? God sends plague after plague against Pharaoh and his people until finally, he consents to allow the nation of slaves to depart in freedom.
First, a plague of bloody water is sent against Pharoah.
Second, a plague of frogs.
Third, a plague of lice.
Fourth, a plague of flies.
Fifth, a plague sickens and kills much of the livestock.
All the while Pharoah refuses to free the Israelites. When he finally decides to release them, God hardens Pharaoh’s heart and he changes his mind.
Five more plagues (read Exodus 7-12), the last of which is truly devastating, and Pharoah is glad to be rid of the Israelites.
Before they flee too far, though, Pharoah chases after them with the strongest army in the world. Once again, God had hardened the Pharaoh’s heart and he had changed his mind.
When God leads the Israelites to what they fear will be certain death, backed up against the Red Sea, and Pharoah blocking their escape, then Moses reassures them. “Fear Not. Stand still and Watch God deliver victory” (Exodus 14:13-14).
Moses raises his staff. The Red Sea parts. The Israelites escape across the sea on dry land. Pharoah and his army drown.
As God delivered victory to the children of Israel, He will deliver it also to you. Be still. Watch. Wait. And, cross over on dry ground to the land where your enemies may never follow.