I have to admit, over the last couple of months, I have felt like one of the Israelites. A purposeful call and new employment situation has led me into a system that doesn’t view God’s plan as I know it to be.
The change has been challenging. I have found myself stirred up by the noise of the battle, the energy of the disgruntled, and the compromise in my own confidence.
Isn’t it easy to question oneself in the midst of a storm?
In the uncertain?
On the daunting journey ahead?
It’s been tough and I have wondered whether or not I shouldn’t have stayed where it was safer, where I didn’t have to extend myself out of “my comfort zone.”
Today, I find myself being reminded about the Israelites. What I love about God is that he doesn’t tell us to stay where it is easy. He wants us to grow.
God told the Israelites to start moving.
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. Exodus 14.13.NIV
Moses told them to stand firm because he trusted God’s plan. Not only was the Lord preparing a way to cross the sea, he also wanted the Israelites to find the strength that was in them to persevere and to be delivered.
So often, we look at difficult situations with an impossible lens. We tend to forget about the power within us, through Christ, and the purpose of his plan.
We take on the need to fight God’s battles, instead of remembering to stand firm, while he does the fighting. He already knows how it all turns out. Everything we complete in faith is for His glory. Today, let us be reminded to be rooted in Jesus.
Lord, we just come to you today with a thankful heart, knowing that no matter what we are facing, or what lies ahead, you are with us. You are for us. Without you, there is no reason to keep moving. We praise you for what you have established in this day and in all things to come.
In Jesus name, Amen
Baring His Beauty,