What Ails You?

“What ails you, O sea, that you fled?
O Jordan, that you turned back?”  Psalm 114:5

Nothing will stop God from His plans and promises.

Oh Lord, let me not get bogged down by what I see.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Whole Earth Trembles



The Red Sea didn’t
block My people

nor did the Jordan keep them
from where they were to be

so do not think
what’s in front of you

is too big
for even Me.


  1. Ahhh YES, I love, love, love, love, love This!!! Great job, Sweet Sis Deb–God bless you BIG (that “Big” is allowed, right?!!)–Happy Friday! Love you, sis Caddorino

  2. HALLELUJAH! (shouting joyfully!)

    “so do not think
    what’s in front of you

    is too big
    for even Me.”

    HA! I could dance over that one! Whoo Hoo! Yes!

    Father, NOTHING is too big for You! Amen and amen!

    Sis Deb, that was soooo anointed… Do you ever share these with your church? Because if not, THIS is one that you MUST share. It’s too good to keep to yourself!


  3. AMEN! Needed this truth today Debbie. Our issues can seem “too big” but this reminder that there’s nothing our God can’t handle! Thank you 🙂

  4. Also interesting – that expression ‘What ails you?’ – never knew it originated in the Bible before!

  5. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  6. Thank you! 🙂

  7. As the Lord departed the Red Sea for Moses He has departed the seas in our lives as well.

  8. God bless you, Dearest Deb!!

    Beautiful post!!

    “…do not think
    what’s in front of you

    is too big
    for even Me.”


    Exodus 14: 13-14: And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

    The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

    When the children of Israel found themselves between the Pharoah’s army and the Red Sea, they received a crash course on the power and might of the God we serve! Pharoah and his army was suddenly not so powerful after all!

    When I read your post, the song that leaped into my heart was ‘Still’. Gratefully sharing with you today!

    Fire, Flood, Pharoah… No match for my Papa!!


  9. Amen! I loved this.

  10. Praise to God, who is bigger than anything that’s before us!

  11. I loved the parted Sea!!!! Great post!

  12. And awe came upon every soul. Acts 2:43

    “Let us not stop at any benefit we may have had, and not even with the highest experiences we may have enjoyed. Let us seek to know more and more of the glory of God. That is what leads always to a true experience. We need to know the majesty of God, the sovereignty of God, and to feel a sense of awe and of wonder. Do we know this? Is there in our churches a sense of wonder and of amazement?”

    D. M. Lloyd-Jones, “Jonathan Edwards and the Crucial Importance of Revival,” in The Puritans: Their Origins and Successors (Edinburgh, 1987), page 370.

  13. “God is very confident in Himself; He never doubts anything He is doing. It is this confidence that He seeks to build into the people He touches with His grace.” (Graham Cooke)

    I just read this and thought it fit in with your poem today. Great poem!

    Aub needs a frog. She could then enter it in the Calaveras Frog Jumping contest. If she enters, I just might drive up and watch her.

  14. extremely important to know and understand the character of God, that this HIS work, and we are part of his work, not the other way around ! Wonderful poem! A prayer and upward spirall praise!

  15. Oh I love your big prayer blessings .. they are GOOD. 🙂 God bless you as He moves whatever He needs to, in order to keep His promises to you! Love you BIG!

  16. I just love your excitement and JOY! It gets me jazzed all over again! Dear Cheryl ..you and everyone in the blog community ARE my church. 🙂 So , yep, I’m sharing. haha!
    Love you and God bless you and your joyful trust in Him!

  17. It’s always easier for me to believe it for others, than for myself, so this was definitely one for me too! God bless you as He makes a way through it all!

  18. That is interesting . .I didn’t really think of it! 🙂 God bless you, Ali!

  19. Thank you and God bless you as you reblog and serve us each day!

  20. You are so welcome, Ted. God bless you in all that lays ahead!

  21. Amen, dear Desiray! He is still God and so able! God bless you!

  22. So good to see you, Ann full of grace and song, and so blessed by your comment and song offering too! A two-fer! I keep reading your comment and smiling, as you feed our faith today! Thank you and God bless you and yours this weekend.

  23. The way before us seems daunting but there definitely is no going back. So forward with our sea-opening God we go! THanks for the word of encouragement Deb!

  24. God bless you, poet friend!

  25. Amen Heidi . ..your comment is helping to shrink those mountains and seas before me today! God bless you!

  26. Praying and believing this for you and Al! God bless you!

  27. Thank you Ike, for sharing that wonderful quote with us! God bless you and your awe of Him!

  28. What a lovely reminder! Thank you Debbie.

  29. thank you my friend

  30. Thank you, Mr. Larry, for that great confident quote! I loved it and think it fits good as well! God bless you and Honey Who today.

    Oh, Aub would love a frog. We’ve had several, but they are slippery and a little harder to handle, for her. Insert picture of me hopping after them into the bushes, trying to get them back for her. 🙂 Toads are more her style but I think we’d be disqualified.

  31. I really loved this, Debbie, that we are part of His work and not the other way around! That blessed me! God bless you and the work He does and invites you to join Him in!

  32. This really helps me too, Pastor J .. just thinking that forward is the only way, with Him! God bless you as He opens your seas!

  33. God bless you abundantly, Greisy, and move those big things like they are really small. 🙂

  34. Thank you 🙂

  35. Oooh, this I LOVE!! Can I staple this one to my forehead??? 🙂

  36. You are so cute, Melody and I need to head over and get me some of those lessons you serve up so beautifully! Just one idea .. maybe some tape instead of staples! 🙂
    God bless you and all that He makes flee on your behalf!

  37. This is good – so good. I have been thinking about testimony, and that is exactly what the parting of the sea and river where for this Israelites, testimony of what God had done.

    We must keep in our memories what God has done for each of us, and keep it fresh, so our confidence will be in Him.

    Good word!

  38. I am comforted knowing that my Lord is in absolute contgrol fo all things. When life SEEMS to be spinning out of control, I can rest assured it is in the hands of a loving Heavenly Father who works all things for the good of His people. Lord bless you Debbie

  39. What is it that makes us dwell on the aspect of what ails us? How could we shift ourselves to dwell on the aspect of what works for us?


  40. a great reminder!

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  43. Great reminder that God is so much bigger than any of our troubles.

  44. Wow, such rhythmic piercing words of truth…

    \ 0 / thank you Jesus \o/

  45. Thank you, Mr. Ben, for talking about testimony and its importance! I love that. God bless you and yours!

  46. Thank you, Pastor Rob, for the comfort of your faith and trust in God and what He can do. God bless you as He moves what He needs to in your life!

  47. God bless you Shakti, as God works on your behalf today!

  48. Thank you and God bless you, friend!

  49. Thank you for nominating me, dear Martha .. God bless you!

  50. Thank you so much for the hug award and the blessing! God bless you , deep and wide!

  51. Thank you for encouraging us in Christ as you share what He is doing on the border! God bless you!

  52. I love your praising people! 🙂 Thank you and God bless your continuing series. It’s truly good , Paul. Praying for God to use it in remarkable ways.

  53. I love this one, Debbie! It rolls joyfully off the tongue and fills the heart with courage and hope.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  54. Thank you for the joy of your comment and faith, which fills us with hope and courage too! 🙂 God bless you and yours this week, Wendy!

  55. Amen… How great is our Elohim! Love the picture too. God bless you sister.
    Blessings from me… xox

  56. So good to see you, Susan and ‘hear’ you praising God! 🙂 God bless you too, as you seek and serve Him!

  57. Praise God we do not serve a pocket-sized God, but the all powerful, all knowing, ever present, living God who is in complete control and who will undertake for His blood-bought, adopted children.

    The world seems to be going crazy and we could easily be fearful of what might happen – BUT – we believe God. We know our God and we trust our God, because He alone is worthy.

  58. 🙂 HE is opening them wide sister!

  59. yay Jesus!

  60. I love your ‘but .. .we believe God.” That just clinches it right there! Thank you for your faith and walk with Jesus, Angela, that blazes a trail for all of us! God bless you!

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