by Stan Coffey

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When Circumstances Are Impossible (3 Of 4)
Series: What to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up
Stan Coffey
Sunday, May 19, 1996

Then Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went into the Desert of Shur. For three days they traveled in the desert' without finding water. When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter. (That is why the place is called Marah) So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, "What are we to drink?"

Then Moses cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him apiece of wood He threw it into the water, and the water became sweet There the Lord made a decree and a law for them, and there he tested them He said, "If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord who heals you. "

Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water. Exodus 15:22-27 (NM)


Moses led Israel from the Red Sea and they went three days journey into the desert without finding water for two million thirsty people and their animals. When at last they found water at Marah, the people wanted to give up on their quest for the Promised Land when they discovered the water was too bitter to drink.

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