Today I read the story in Exodus 14 where the Israelites were finally leaving Egypt and the oppressive rule of Pharaoh. But if you’re familiar with the story you know that after the Israelites left, Pharaoh changed his mind and he and his army take off after them.
And so the Israelites find themselves between a rock and a hard place. On one side is the massive Red Sea and on the other side is Pharaoh and his Egyptian army coming to take them back into captivity. They have nowhere to run.
We can only imagine what was going through the minds of the Israelites.
In that moment their situation seemed hopeless. I wonder how many of us have found ourselves in similar situations. Where the walls around us seemed to be closing in. Where things seemed hopeless. Maybe some of us are even feeling that way right now.
If so, let me encourage you with the same words that Moses spoke to the Israelites, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the LORD will accomplish for you today.” In this fallen broken world we are going to experience difficulties and challenges, but we don’t have to be afraid. God is with us and he will never leave us or forsake us. He is our hope in hopeless situation. So I encourage you to trust in Him and let Him be your deliverer.