We never become bewildered with God. He makes a way through our heartaches, troubles, suffering, and loss. Jesus is our Waymaker.
We are never bewildered when we are with God. God is not the God of confusion. Nor can the wilderness ever close in on us. Because God always makes a way through our heartaches, troubles, suffering, and loss. Jesus is our Waymaker through lands that should bewilder. And through a wilderness that should deem us as lost. But with God, we are never lost; we are found. He is right beside us always, nonstop, there, and forever. He sees us and knows exactly where we are, whether clinking glasses at the wedding, under the umbrella on the beach, collapsed in tears on the porch, or with hands full of soap suds in the kitchen.
Jesus is our Waymaker through lands that should bewilder. #Waymaker #TrustGod #SpiritualgrowthTweet
After ten severe plagues, Pharoah finally released the Israelites, with Moses leading them. In Exodus 14, we find the children of Israel encamped by the Red Sea. But then God hardens Pharoah’s heart.
“For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, ‘They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in'” (Exodus 14:3 NKJV).
Sometimes God leads us to situations that look like dead-ends so that He can demonstrate His power that He is always in control.
The Israelites buckled:
“And when Pharaoh drew near, the children of Israel lifted their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians marched after them. So they were very afraid, and the children of Israel cried out to the Lord. they said to Moses, “Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you so dealt with us, to bring us up out of Egypt? Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness” (Exodus 14:10-12 NKJV).
But Moses responded, “And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace” (Exodus 14:13-14 NKJV).
While the children of Israel safely pass through the Red Sea, Pharaoh, and his forces are wiped out as the waters close over and drown them (Exodus 14:28-29 NKJV).
God fought for the Israelites and that day they saw the great and holy work of the Lord (Exodus 14:31 NKJV).
We, too, go through experiences when God brings us to wildernesses of difficulties where we wonder if He can overcome our opposition, Pharoah, and chariots. Can God part our Red Sea and deliver us through the dry ground to safety too?
I experienced a long season of encampment on the outskirts of my Red Sea. I was displaced and thought this door would be closed forever—humiliated and outcast, with the loss not only financially but in relationships and my self-esteem. But then, by a turn of events, God restored me. In this interim, I learned to lean on God, to trust Him with every detail, and to see and experience His glory in my rescue and restoration. I am grateful for the adversity I went through, as I would not be the person I am today without the depth, trust, and faith that one receives when walking through the dry ground of their parted Red Sea.
The Enemy wants you to believe you are trapped in your circumstance, problem, or obstacle. Perplexing and entangling you in confusion so that you cannot live the life God has planned for you. You are not wandering aimlessly – God is with you every step of the way. You are not wandering; you are following the One who knows the end of your best story.
You are not wandering; you are following the One who knows the end of your best story. #restoration #trustGod #difficultyTweet
Why does God lead us to dead ends and difficulties?
- To display His glory in delivering and providing.
- To show He is all-powerful and in control of every situation.
- To test our faith.
- To teach us to trust Him.
One of my favorite quotes by Dr. Charles Stanley is, ‘Obey God and Leave All the Consequences to Him.” When facing our Red Sea and our enemy of circumstance, obstacle, or problem, adversity is closing in turn to God.
When there is chaos, turn toward God to deliver you to safety and calm. Do not pivot to grumbling and complaining but stay faithful with full confidence in God. Our victory in times of trouble is trusting in God. Instead of fear, we have steadfast hope in God.
We have something the Israelites did not have: the revelation of God through Jesus Christ, the Word of God in our Bibles, and the Holy Spirit living inside us. God, who parted the Red Sea and delivered the children of Israel, will do the same for us. Like the children of Israel, we will see the great Holy work of the Lord.
Who are you going to put your trust in today?
I trust the One who makes a way in the wilderness and parts the sea, delivering safe and holy passage.
I trust the One who makes a way in the wilderness and parts the sea, delivering safe and holy passage. #TrustGod #Deliverer #WaymakerTweet
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