People respond to crises by looking for something to place their trust in, something that transcends the here and now. Often times, we construct idols and look to them. But created creators are powerless to save or deliver. (Isaiah 41:5-7)
God chose the Israelites and they were currently living out the Creator’s story. They were part of His plans for all of history. Because they were God’s chosen people, they could be confident that He was unfolding history according to His plans. History is not random, it is guided. They did not need to fear because God would strengthen them and uphold them with His right hand. We, the chosen, called, resurrected, redeemed children of God, are currently living His plan for history. This is not random, it is guided – find strength and confidence in that.