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QQC--What Confidence!

Quirks, Queries and Commentary—Exodus 14:10-14
God’s people had finally been given permission to leave Egypt, the land of their slavery. They were leaving loaded down much of Egypt’s wealth and heading to freedom—a land “flowing with milk and honey.”
But now they find themselves trapped. The Red Sea is before them and the troops and chariots of fickle Pharaoh behind them—fickle because having said they could leave, has changed his mind and wants them back. The people are terrified! How can they escape? They are doomed to die!
But Moses encourages them: Don’t be afraid.... The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Okay, we know the story. We know the outcome. Moses has been known as a man of God for millennia. But stop and think for a minute. How certain could he be that God really would get them out of the jam they were in? I think it took an enormous amount of confidence of Moses in God. By all appearances, there was no way out. Who would guess that God would open the sea?
God, I want the confidence in you that Moses had so that I can say, without a doubt, “Stand firm, Debbie, and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you.” May I be so sure of you, that I can.

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DEBBIE HAUGHLAND CHAN
WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA

I'm married (35 years in December 2008) with four grown sons. I love my city (Winnipeg) and my country (Canada) and promote them both to whoever will listen. God (through Jesus Christ) is the biggest part of my life. I am learning to let him take control of all areas--though I do better at this some times more than others.

I have written a book that's recently been published about part of my journey with God. In it I tell how God confronted me with the same-sex attraction issues I've struggled with all my adult life and how he led me through them to a deeper and more meaningful relationship with him. God is amazing—his forgiveness, his love, his movement in our lives when we allow him and so much more. I suspect God will never run out of things to teach me or ways to make me grow and that’s a good thing (though often very painful).

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I finished your book. A real testimony to what God does for us.
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