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[dropcaps style= ‘square’]W[/dropcaps]hen our back is up against the wall, it can be hard to know what to do. We might think that the best decision in order to move forward is to go back from where we came. We face moments in life when we must determine whether or not we will walk forward or backward. God is wanting to bring a new victory in your life today. If you turn around, you might miss the most miraculous victory you have ever experienced. The Israelites struggled with this question, as well. Would they keep moving forward or turn around and go back?


The Battle 

The Israelites had finally left Egypt in victory. Yet, after their departure, Pharaoh changed his mind. As they pursued the Israelites, the people were faced with the Red Sea in front of them and their enemies behind them. When the two obstacles started pressing in from both sides, the Israelites wailed and essentially asked why. How could God provide a mighty deliverance only to bring defeat? In our lives, the victory is sometimes overshadowed by possible defeat, as well. We can wonder why God would bring us through a situation only to be surrounded on all sides again.


When it seemed like God was doing nothing, He had already communicated His plan to Moses. Through this impossible situation, God would receive all glory. The Red Sea would part; they would walk through on dry ground, and their enemies would not make it to the other side. As Moses responded in faith, he said to the people, “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14 NIV). Moses’ words were true, but the people had to choose to believe them. They could no longer have the negative chatter about God forsaking them, because it wasn’t true. 


Sometimes we have to silence the negative chatter in our hearts when we are facing impossible situations. It is difficult to walk in faith and hold on to our doubt. When walking in faith, there is not room for the endless conversations that we have with ourselves about how it won’t work. There isn’t room for the wailing and complaining. In changing their posture to stillness, the Israelites would be able to watch in awe and see how God was going to work.


The Plan 

As they faced the Red Sea, the cloud moved from the front to the back. Moses couldn’t make it move; he couldn’t have strategized God’s plan. In the stillness of his heart, God gave Moses instructions about how He was going to part the Red Sea, and Moses was going to play a role. Exodus 14:15 NIV says, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving’!” Their action would play a role in how God was going to work. God provided a plan and fought the battle that Moses didn’t know how to fight. He can fight your battle too. He can move mountains, part the sea, and overcome impossible obstacles.


Silence the noise with faith. Believe God is going before you. Ask Him for direction. Press close to His heart. 


In one moment, He can do more than you can staying up all night worrying. Don’t let the battle consume you. The greatest victory is standing before you. Hold on to God’s promises until they have a hold on you.


“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14 (NIV)

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