Red Sea Encounters – God’s Got The Way Out
Have you ever felt like a squirrel in the road not knowing which way to go? When I see a squirrel in front of my car my mind immediately wonders which way the squirrel will decide to go. Often the path it chooses reminds me of the zig zag of a sewing machine. My “Aha” from scripture is from Exodus 14:13-14, “Moses answered the people (facing the Red Sea with no other direction to run)...
‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm…. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.’”
Six hundred thousand men plus women and children were in a situation where death seemed eminent. That number of people screaming, crying, and running in fear boggles my mind. Yet God provided a way. It wasn’t possible for the sea to be their road to freedom--and yet it was.
There have been times in my life I felt like the squirrel and the people facing the sea, not knowing which way to go. The need to make a decision with what seemed impossible solutions left me feeling like I was caught up in the whirling winds of a tornado. When my brother was murdered and our son died from an accident I was numb. One minute all was well and the next I faced my own Red Sea with no escape. Some of you have been there. You have lost a loved one or found your life turned upside down by a medical diagnosis, divorce, prodigal child, the list goes on and on. How do we face those difficulties or losses and find peace and hope again?
Did you hear what the Lord told Moses to tell those swallowed up in fear?
Don’t be afraid. Be still. Stand firm in your faith and trust God because God will fight the battle.
That message can change our zig zag mind and how we face the Red Sea moments of despair in our lives. Not only does it change how we face difficulties, it brings hope because we never face them alone.
The season of Lent is over. We now move forward with joy because of all God has done and continues to do for us through Jesus. Take time to be still before God and watch what God will do.