today the thing that stood out to me is that God seems kind of harsh in the OT reading. He hardens Pharaoh's heart yet again, so that he and all his armies follow after the Israelites... and then drown in the sea. it's tempting to think "wow, God. did you have to do that?"
but we learn in the NT that He asks us to trust Him. He knows what's best, always. He sees the big picture, when we only see the little one before us.
help me trust you when I can't see the big picture in my own life, God.