The children of Israel have just left 400 years of captivity. They have been bound under Pharoah’s leadership in Egypt and now they are coming out of that captivity and not too shortly, into their journey they ran across a major difficulty. It was called the Red Sea.
The Red Sea was in front of them, intimidating, big, beyond their capacity to figure out how they will get around it or get through it.
And Pharaoh’s army is coming up behind them and around the east and the west side of them, there is no way, they feel like from their perspective, that they can escape.
Many are times we find ourselves in certain circumstances that we feel like there is absolutely nothing we can do to get past these Red Sea circumstances that stands before us.
In Exodus 14:13-14, Moses told the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD , which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.
The LORD will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.”
Maybe the obstacles that loom before us seems way too hard to overcome. The enemy is whispering lies and defeat, trying his best to trip us up.
We want to turn back. We want to give up. We find ourselves questioning God and doubting His care and love over us.
But it still doesn’t change this one Truth. He’s with us. And He fights for us always. As believers who have made the choice to put our faith and trust in Christ, we can stand on the assurance that He will never leave us or forsake us. He will lead us. He will bring honor to Himself through even the hardest circumstances we face in this life.
He is strengthening us and guiding us continually.
His plans for our lives will never be thwarted by the enemy’s attacks. Though it may seem like he’s winning at times, he does not have full control. God’s still greater.
And sometimes when we’ve done all we know to do, He whispers these words down deep into our soul, .....“ you need only to be still.”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.