Our problem is right there! It’s staring us in the face. It has our attention! We wonder “Lord, why have you led me to this place. Where are You?” In the natural, there is no way out. No escape. You find yourself between a rock and a hard place. Have you been there? Have you experience that difficult place where all hope seems gone?
This is where the children of Israel find themselves. Between a sea and an army. Nowhere to turn. They question God’s strategy. They question Moses’ motives. But what they did not understand, what we often don’t understand is that God’s ways are higher than ours. We see the immediate. He sees eternally. We see temporary discomfort. He sees eternal freedom. The children of Israel wanted a temporary escape route. God wanted to accomplish a once and for all, never walk this way again, your children will not deal with, a no more forever victory.
If you are right now in an impossible situation and you are questioning whether you heard God correctly, trust that God is about to do something so absolutely amazing such that this enemy that you see today, you will see no more again, forever. I’m sure that night when God was parting the sea seemed liked the longest night of their lives. This season may seem like the longest of your life. But God is creating a miracle of epic proportions in your life! Hold on. Trust God! This enemy you see today, you will see no more forever!
As Pharaoh drew near, the sons of Israel looked, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they became very frightened; so the sons of Israel cried out to the LORD. Then they said to Moses, “Is it because there were no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you dealt with us in this way, bringing us out of Egypt?
But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. (Exodus 14:10-11, 13 NASB)