That day the Lord saved Israel from the hands of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the shore.
(Exodus 14:30 NLT)
There’s an interesting story in the Bible in Exodus 14 that I really encourage you to read and meditate on. After many years of being enslaved and mistreated by their Egyptian masters, the Israelites thought they were finally free, only to look back and see their oppressors pursuing to enslave them again. True to His Word, God steps in, completely sets His people free by fighting to win their freedom. So when they looked back on their enemies the second time, they saw them “lying dead on the shore” (Exodus 14:30).
The story reminded me of people who may have mistreated us in the past, but when you look back on where they are now, you see people who are too weak to hurt you again. A year ago, I was at the movies, when in walked a person I had known many years ago who didn’t leave a very good impression on me. Interestingly enough, I was there to watch Overcomer. I had overcome the hurt from the past and I could see that the person had changed too. They were not as strong as they used to be. God sure does humble the proud.
I don’t know what you’ve been through, but I’m sure if God has been fighting for you, you, too, can look back and see the pain and sorrow that have been chasing you ‘lying dead on the shore.’ Most importantly, like the Israelites, you will see yourself as an overcomer.