In Exodus 14, the Isrealites were stuck between the sea before them and their former slave master’s coming to recapture them. It looked like they were either going to be re-enslaved or massacred where they stood.
“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
Hemmed in by the mountains on both sides, they had no way out and no way forward. Their new found freedom seemed fleetingly short and ultimately doomed.
They knew that God had delivered them, 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.
They didn’t know that He would split the sea before them and rescue them from an impossible situation.
They didn’t know that He would destroy their former slave masters right before their eyes (and destroy the fear of them ever coming back).
They did not know God…yet.
“When the people of Israel saw the mighty power that the LORD had unleashed against the Egyptians, they were filled with awe before him. They put their faith in the LORD and in his servant Moses.”
Exodus 14:31 NLT
When you don’t want to go back but don’t know how your going to go forward- heed the words Moses told God’s people:
Don’t be afraid. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions.
Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you.
Stop trying to fix the situation yourself. Let God work.
The LORD himself will fight for you. You can trust Him.
When it looks impossible, God is not punishing you, He is teaching you more about Himself.