The Israelites were stuck between the sea and their former slave masters coming to recapture them. Hemmed in by the mountains on both sides, they had no way out and no way forward. Their newfound freedom seemed fleetingly short and ultimately doomed.
It was an impossible situation.
They knew that God had delivered them from slavery but little more. They had not been free long enough to learn how powerful He is. They didn’t know that He would fight for them, split the sea before them and rescue them from an impossible situation.
“But Moses told the people, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today.The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”
Exodus 14:13-14 NLT
They did not know God…yet. When you don’t want to go back but don’t know how you are going to go forward, stand still. When going forward looks like an impossibility, stay calm.
He goes before you.
He goes behind you.
He stands next to you.
Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
The LORD Himself will fight for you.
You get to know about God as you trust Him to be God.
Trust Him and watch what He is about to do.