“So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet. There he made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there he tested them” (Exodus 15:25).

God is one to turn the bitterness of Marah into sweetness. He is the one to turn the sadness into joy. He changes the tears into delightful excitement. God will definitely perform a miracle for you.

When the children of Israel were wandering in the wilderness, they were left without water for three days. When they reached Marah, they found water there. They were filled with joy on seeing water there.

But that water was so bitter and was not fit for drinking. The Scripture says, “Now when they came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter. Therefore the name of it was called Marah” (Exodus 15:23).

On tasting that water, the children of Israel began to murmur and Moses noticed this. Dear children of God, many difficulties and discouragements may arise also in your life. Things may not happen to your liking. Even in such situations, do not lose heart and murmur. One who turned the bitter taste of the water of Marah into sweet is with you. He keeps on watching how you respond in all such bitter situations.

The Scripture says, "So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a tree. When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet" (Exodus 15:25). See, when Moses prayed to God, He was shown a tree by God which could turn the bitter water of Marah into sweet and it could turn impure water into pure. It is the one which could put a stop to all murmurs. That tree was standing there even before but it was unknown to the people.

Similarly, Jesus Christ who hung on the Cross is unknown to many people even today. But all those who have looked up to Christ and confessed their sins have been relieved of their sins and have been purified. They have been healed and are in good health. The curses have been cleared and are blessed. Their lives which had the bitterness of Marah in them have become sweet now after the disappearance of the bitterness.

Dear children of God, when you face bitter situations in your life, look up to Jesus Christ who hung on the Cross. Call Him. Call Him and plead to remove all your problems. God will perform a miracle to you, changing all the bitter situations. “The things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27).

To meditate: “Then they came to Elam, where there were twelve wells of water and seventy palm trees; so they camped there by the waters (Exodus 15:27).