“And Moses said to 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.’” Exodus 14:13-14
This was Moses’ response of faith while the children of Israel were terrified, trapped between the raging Red Sea and the pursuing army of 600 chariots.
Hearing the cry of His own people, God led the Israelites out of the land of slavery. The red sea was a transit point in God’s plan for the journey to freedom. It wasn’t a mistake but a calculated strategy to let them cross onto dry ground. While the people focused on their fear of the threat surrounding them, God made a way where there seemed to be no way.
God has a way of revealing Himself as Lord over our lives. Often, God introduces Himself to us as the Mighty God in the midst of all impossibilities. “And the Lord said to Moses, “…Tell the children of Israel to go forward.” He didn’t prevent Pharaoh’s army from pursuing the Israelites nor did He avoid the way to the Red Sea. God doesn’t dodge crises, but He sees them as a challenge to bring glory and honour to His name. He split the red sea for His people to cross onto dry ground. God doesn’t require anyone’s permission before rescuing His people in a way that is beyond human comprehension.
As a believer, the situation you face shouldn’t draw your attention to what is before, behind, or around you but to the One who is with you – God. That situation doesn’t call for fear or lamentation but for courage to soldier on at the Lord’s command. If your situation seems to persist in staying, don’t give up; keep your solid front and, by faith give God time and chance to show His mighty power. As God instructed Moses to go forward, Keep your forward movement. It is when your heart stands still and you continue to move on by faith, that His mighty power will forcefully come onto the scene to make a way, and you will begin to walk on dry ground in the midst of raging waters.