When It Looks Impossible

In Exodus 14 the Isrealites were stuck between the sea before them and their former slave master’s coming to recapture them. It was 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

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 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. 

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, trust God and:

1. Don’t be afraid (don’t let fear dictate your decisions).

2. 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. 

When it looks impossible, God is not punishing you, He is teaching you more about Himself. 

Do Not Fear


As you begin this year, I know you have lots of questions.

The road before looks different than you expected and
you are not sure where it will lead.

But God does.

He knows what lies before you and He has promised that no matter what happens, He will be with you:

Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have summoned you by name; you are mine.

When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be burned;
the flames will not set you ablaze.
Isaiah 43:1-2 NIV

Do Not Fear.
God is not suggesting it.
He is not asking you to consider it,
He is not giving it to you as an option… it is a command.
When it comes to fear, it will never cease to have power over you until it is replaced by a greater power – God.

For I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. You are a chosen, treasured child of God, redeemed by the blood of Jesus that was shed on the cross for you. God has called you out of the place you have been and planted you in a new place. A new place that has new possibilities, new problems, new opposition to face and new victories to experience. Not one of these things are meant to be handled by yourself. You are not alone, God is with you. You are His and He is good at taking care of His own.

Step into the New Year with a heart determined to obey God’s command: Do Not Fear.

Walk everyday in the knowledge that you His and He has called you to this place.

Rest everyday in His grace and mercy, He has an endless supply for you to use.

Happy No Fear Year,

Cindy G.