Friday, July 3, 2015

DEVOTION: When A Strong Wind Blows in Your Life ~ by Val Waldeck

"Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided” (Exod. 14:21).

The Israelites were standing on the shores of the Red Sea and the situation looked impossible. Behind them came the powerful army of Egypt. In front of them stood the sea. There was nowhere to go and human wisdom had no answer. And, worse, a strong east wind blew all night to add to their misery. The sand got in their eyes, their noses, their ears. What else could possibly go wrong?

Are you in that kind of situation today . . . in your life, your marriage, your job? You don’t know where to turn or what to do. You cannot go backwards or forwards and the strong winds of circumstances are buffeting you.

Moses trusted the Lord to make a way and He did. The very wind that was causing them so much discomfort was, in fact, the instrument God used to blow a path through the waters. That is why it had to be a strong wind!

Will you trust the Lord with your problem? Kneel on the shores of your Red Sea and acknowledge His sovereignty in the strong east wind that is blowing in your life.

Completely surrender your heart, and life, and will to the Lord Jesus Christ and allow Him to do it “His way”. “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).

Val Waldeck is an Author, Bible Teacher, Conference Speaker and Publishing Consultant. She has authored over 50 books and publications and is a senior contributor to South Africa’s biggest and most influential Christian magazine, JOY.

Val teaches writing seminars and specializes in Kindle book publication. She also co-wrote the best-selling book "Faith Like Potatoes" on which the international hit film of the same name is based.

She lives in Durban, South Africa, and the love of her life is a fluffy little Toy Pom with an attitude! Visit her website and see all the books she has written! 


  1. Thanks, Val and Shirley--such a good, solid reminder for us all.

  2. I am in that sort of situation, and I have come to the point of knowing that how I feel is not a measure of God's control in my life. Faith overcomes feelings, even when things remain the same. The wind is blowing, and I'm just waiting for the sea to part. :)