The Israelites went through the sea on dry ground. (Exodus 14:29)
One of the most spectacular events in the Old Testament history of God’s chosen people is the crossing of the Red Sea. After the deliverer Moses led the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt, they found themselves standing at the edge of the Red Sea with the Egyptian army closing in on them. The people of God cried out in despair, believing that they had been delivered from bondage in Egypt only to be destroyed in the wilderness. But God showed up in a big way.
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left. (Exodus 14:21-22)
What God did for His people more than 3,000 years ago, He is doing for His people today . . . and that includes you. What “Red Sea” are you facing today — professionally, personally, or relationally? God is calling you out of your past and into your promised future. He is calling you out of the known and comfortable into the unknown and uncomfortable.
Ask yourself this question: What Egypt do you need to be freed from? Damaging thought patterns? Destructive behaviors?
There will always be Red Seas on the road ahead as you make your way into glory, but the divine power that is at work within you is infinitely and eternally greater than any power that can come against you. Let these words from Moses encourage you to keep on keeping on, trusting that God is working everything together for your good and His glory:
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. (Exodus 14:13)
This is the Gospel. This is grace for your race. NEVER FORGET THAT . . . AMEN!