What’s Your Red Sea?

Have you ever found yourself feeling trapped? You suddenly feel surrounded on all sides with no visible way out? After enduring hundreds of years of bondage in Egypt, the Hebrews slaves followed Moses to the edge of the Red Sea embracing their new found freedom. Imagine the joy and excitement they felt when God delivered them out of the hands of Pharoah only to have it crushed at the sight of the Pharoah’s army encompassing them and being backed against the sea. Chariots, soldiers, looming death…this is NOT what they thought it was going to be. The people began crying out to Moses…Did you bring us out here to DIE since there were no graves for us in Egypt? We would have been BETTER off serving the Egyptians than DYING out here! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO US MOSES!?! I can only imagine the thoughts that began flowing through their minds… HOW could a LOVING God deliver us and THEN sentence us to DEATH here? WHY have you forsaken us Lord? Have YOU ever found YOURSELF feeling that way? WHY is this happening to me God? WHY am I going through this? I know that I have cried out to God in PAIN, in FRUSTRATION, in ANGER, in CONFUSION…WHY GOD, WHY? Today, the Red Sea YOU’RE facing might be a physical illness, financial turmoil, debilitating depression, a broken marriage. Maybe you’re questioning God, WHY? Moses told the people ““Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (EXODUS 14:13-14) God then spoke to Moses and said “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.” (EXODUS 14:15-16) Sometimes God takes US to a Red Sea so we can see just HOW MUCH WE NEED HIM! He may have led you there for reasons you can’t see right now but NEVER doubt that HE IS WITH YOU! HE IS LEADING YOU! HE HAS NOT FORSAKEN YOU! GOD IS DOING A WORK IN YOU RIGHT NOW! We will ALL face a Red Sea at one time or another in our lives, but the God I serve, COMMANDS THE WIND AND THE WAVES. My God will SPLIT that sea for me to WALK right through it! GOD LOVES YOU TODAY AND SO DO I! God Bless You!

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