Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still!
—Exodus 14:13a, 14 (NIV)
With the Red Sea in front of him and the Egyptians advancing from behind, Moses stood with the Israelites at the very edge of what appeared sure destruction. He had followed the Lord, and now there seemed to be no hope. There was no visible escape. There was nothing but his faith in the Lord who had brought him to this place.
Have you also been brought to the place where your faith in God is all you have left—where you know there is nothing you can do but wait on Him to deliver you? It is the place where you realize your own resources are nothing—where you are caught between drowning in the sea before you and dying from circumstances which have forced you there.
Don’t strive to find a way of escape. You only bring more despair. You can’t deliver yourself. You can’t save yourself from your dilemma. Don’t be consumed with fear. It only rips peace from your heart. You are in a place where you must trust God and love Him with all your heart, mind, and strength. You can only allow the Lord to guide you and deliver you.
Be still and stand firm waiting upon His guidance. Your circumstances advancing from behind are not the end. The Red Sea before you is not the end. But you have come to the end of yourself, and this is where you find Him to direct and guide you. What you see advancing from behind you shall never be seen again. He shall fight for you. So when He stretches forth His hand to make a way through the impossibility of that Red Sea before you, then it is the time to trust Him and move. It is time to “trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6, NIV).
Allow Him to guide you through the sea He has divided in front of you. If you follow Him, your path will always take you straight through the Red Seas of your life.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher
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