When you see no way out

This is a real chariot wheel found in the read sea. There are many more.

This is a real chariot wheel found in the read sea. There are many more.

Don’t be afraid! Be brave, and you will see the Lord save you today….
The Lord will fight for you, and you won’t have to do a thing.
                                             Exodus 14:13-14

“Just follow my lead.” That is the essence of what God told me morning after morning. Before I could even open my eyes I was reminded of how much I could trust him, and to follow His lead.
At first I was confused. I ask Him, “Why do you have to keep reminding me to follow you, haven’t I been doing so for the last almost sixteen years?” I asked Him.
I should have known.
I should have known then it would get a little rough.
Like the Israelites marching toward the red Sea I followed Him, unaware of the seeming unstoppable wall that would soon appear to keep me from the very place the God had called me to.
Not only were the Israelites faced with not being able to move forward and not being able to move back they also were also faced with the fact that if they stayed where they were they would appear to meet their doom, for the Egyptians were closing in behind them, and there was way out….but through!!!
God parted something that’s water volume is with a water volume of about 233000 cu. km.. Could you even imagine how hard that would be for humans to accomplish? The power it would take? And yet at the right and appointed time God did it. God parted the problem, God parted the wall that was standing in their way. And then closed it on their enemeys who threatened to destroy their dreams.
God is all knowing, all seeing, and all powerful!!!
There is nothing that He cannot do!!!
God wants us to trust Him.
God wants us to trust that though He has lead us to a place of what seems to have no escape, that He will get us to where we need to be.
If your back is against the wall and you see no way out, keep holding on to God get excited because you are about to see a miracle happen.
When you have no fight left in you, you are spent, God will fight for you.
Don’t give up, don’t lose hope. The Lord is on your side.
Yesterday a door appeared to shut firmly on England, but I will not lose hope, I will not lose faith, God lead me to this place and He alone will see me through!

Are we hurting God?

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The Israelites had seen God do miraculous things. He brought them out of bondage, opened up a sea to walk across, sustained then in the wilderness, and time and time again had shown them how faithful he was.

So you would think that when the time came for Him to lead them into the promised land, the land of their dreams, the land of more-than-enough, where struggling was no longer required, that they would boldly go forth boldly knowing that God was on their side.

Yet once again they did not trust God.

They sent out 12 scouts to see who they would have to fight to take over the land, and only 2 came back with a positive report.  So the people grumbled and complained (yet again) and…..

“GOD said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me like dirt? How long refuse to trust me? And with all these signs I’ve done among them! I’ve had enough” (Numbers 14:11–12, The Message).

This absolutely breaks my heart. Time and time and time again, God showed his care and compassion for the Israelite’s. And time and again they questioned and let Him down.

God wanted to do great things through them! He wanted to give them the easy life as they fellowshipped with him.

But they didn’t trust him. They yet again took their eyes off God.

As a result they not only kept themselves from reaching their promised time (see Numbers 14:29-30) but they, I believe, did something far more horrible…

They hurt God.

God loved them so very much, and was eager to do great things in and for them, but they didn’t love Him enough to keep their eyes on Him.

It pains me to realize all of the times when I have focused on myself instead of God.

It pains me to know that I have hurt to one who loves me so.

God so passionately wants to do things in and through us. He wants us to be so fixed on His face that we do not worry about what is going on around us.

He wants to lead us, because He loves us.

If we do not allow him to lead us, we are hurting Him.

May we, as Christians, make it our determined purpose to keep our eyes on God. To Trust Him!

Like a child being lead by a loving parent, may we allow God to daily lead us to our own promised land.

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