First Published: 28th of June, 2022 by Patrick Carpen.Last updated: August 2, 2022 at 2:53 am
Often in life, we feel trapped between a rock and a hard place. We sometimes feel pressured. Have you ever faced difficulties where the challenges seem insurmountable? During these times, it may seem impossible for you to overcome your obstacles. You may feel like Moses before the Red Sea.
And that’s the important thing to remember: Moses before the Red Sea. When Moses was leading God’s people out of Israel, Pharaoh sent his army behind them. As Moses and the Israelites saw Pharaoh’s army in hot pursuit, they started to run. But very soon, they came before the Red Sea. The Israelites started to panic. They started to fear imminent death. They cried to Moses, “is it that Egypt has run out of graves that you brought us to die in this desert?”
God’s people allowed fear to take hold of them. They lost all faith in God. But Moses didn’t. That is because Moses was the only man at that time to have come in the direct presence of God, and to have heard the very voice of God.
Sometimes in life, you may feel that the walls are caving in on you – and that there is just no way out – just like the Israelites felt at that time. Their fear and total lack of faith might have gotten them killed if it hadn’t been for Moses.
God spoke to Moses at that time. He told Moses to put forth his rod over the sea. Moses obeyed and the waters rolled apart forming two huge walls. The seabed was dry and solid and the Israelites were able to cross to safety. As Pharaoh’s army chased them through the sea, God told Moses to stretch his rod forth again. Moses did, and the sea closed back and drowned Pharaoh’s army.
In times of distress, we must be like Moses. We must come into the presence of God, and we must hear His voice. We must let go of fear and take hold of faith. We must believe in the impossible. Remember, the righteous laughs in the face of adversity.