Trust God

In America we sometimes use the words, “between the devil and the deep blue sea.” This expression comes from sailors. The seam in the outer shell of a ship is called a “devil.” Sometimes a sailor would be caught in a rope and hang between that seam (“the devil”) and the water (“the deep blue sea”). That sailor was in great danger of falling into the water and drowning. So today the expression refers to someone who is in danger.
In our Bible Reading today, the Israelites thought that they were “between the devil and the deep blue sea.” The Egyptian army was behind them, and the Red Sea was in front of them. They thought that they would be killed by the Egyptians or drown in the sea.
All the Israelites had to do was trust God to take care of them. God provided a way for them to be safe. He parted the waters of the Red Sea so the people could walk across on dry land! Sometimes we face problems, too. God wants us to trust Him. He will help us overcome our problems and keep us safe.