“Crossing the Impossible”
As we wrap up 2018, I want to give you some words that I believe will set the stage for 2019. I have been meditating on a verse that has always given me such strength and I want to share it with you. Exodus 14:12-14 is the exchange of words that the Lord had with Moses and the children of Israel as they approached the Red Sea with the Egyptian army closing in. The Israelites had just been miraculously liberated from their enslavement in Egypt and were still adjusting to their new leader, Moses, and what lay ahead of them. Challenged with crossing the impossible, they stood at the Red Sea with a sense of confusion and panic. Exodus 14:12 says, “Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” This emotional erratic outburst is the result of pressure, which comes when there is a demand for action without knowledge or understanding.
Moses’ response in Exodus 14:13-14 to the Israelite’s complaint is what I want you to see and take as your platform from which you face all pressure in any area of life.
Exodus 14:13-14 reads, “Moses told the people, Fear not; stand still (firm, confident, undismayed) and see the salvation of the Lord which He will work for you today. For the Egyptians you have seen today you shall never see again.14 The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace and remain at rest.”
Here’s how the Lord showed it to me for you and I want you to see it just the way I wrote it in my journal.
Tell the people…
-The Lord will work for you
-The Lord will fight for you
Hold your peace
Remain at rest