“Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to move on.” Exodus 14:15
Moses had brought the whole nation of Israel, approximately 600,000, to a dead end in the desert. The only thing between Israel and Pharaoh’s pursuing army was the Red Sea. This was after ten plagues God had inflicted on Pharaoh to motivate him to free the Israelites. Finally, Pharaoh had freed Moses and the people, and they left Egypt. They thought they were home free.
“Freedom at last,” they said.
But God did a strange thing. He directed Moses to take a route that led to the Red Sea, instead of the northern route around the Red Sea. God explained that He didn’t want them fighting the enemies they would have encountered on this route. But still, there was the issue of the Red Sea.
They finally arrived at the Red Sea, and the people were wondering where they would go from there. News hit the camp: Pharaoh had changed his mind. He was coming after them with his army. Panic set in.
God sometimes brings each of us to a “Red Sea” in our life. It may be a work problem that can’t be solved. It may be a marriage that seems to be failing. It may be a debilitating disease. Whatever your Red Sea, God tells us one thing: “Keep moving.” The Red Sea was before them, yet God was angered at Moses and told him to “Keep moving.”
“But Lord, the Red Sea is before me.”
When we live by sight, we act on what we see. God sets this stage in dramatic fashion. God is into the dramatic. There is no way out without God here. That is just the way He wants it. No one will get glory except God.
A friend once admonished me when I was in the midst of an extremely difficult time in my life, “You must not withdraw from being proactive in your faith just because of this trial that you are in. God’s hand is on your life. There are too many who are depending on you to fulfill the purposes God has in your life. Keep moving! Keep investing yourself in others.”
I didn’t feel like it. I was in too much pain. But I did it anyway.
God met me at the point of my greatest need once I decided simply to be obedient. Getting past myself by investing myself in others helped heal the pain.
There is great healing when we look past our own problems and seek to invest ourselves in others for the sake of Christ. This is when our own Red Seas become parted. We begin to walk to freedom.
But we will never experience the miracle of the Red Sea in our lives if we don’t first “Keep moving.”
–by Os Hillman
Thanks for this article, it gives me strienght to move on, Keep walking all in the Lord.
This message is such a blessing, simply because I got all kind of “RED SEAS” in my life. I finally began to humble myself, & began to reach out to those around me that are in greater need than me. Most people around me are without Christ, so that makes their need greater than mine. My church Destined Ministries Intl’. do outreach in the community, so that gives me an oppurtunity to reach out. What a blessing it is to get outside of yourself, & share the gospel with those in need. Thank you all-worship for oppurtunities to share my testimonies with you all. God bless you all.
Thank you for publishing this article,when I had ” red sea ” in front of me when my wife past away I found a note in my bible which simply said ….” Focus on what you are going to, not what you are going trough ”
and it sure working well. Where or rather on WHO do you focus when there is a “red sea in your life.
Focus on Jesus He promised us to see us through and He will.
When I woke this morning I read this article.at that time I’m struggling my mind..After I read remind me..moving forward without fear by in god faith..thank you so much for this article. God bless
Very encouraging article…i am going through a tough Red Sea in my life now! Thank you!
I think God saw what we are going through in our marriage and used this hand to send me this message!! It is so timely and made me to refocus on our marriage! Thank
I will keep moving Lord, because You are the leader.
amazing indeed av truly been challenged
AMEN AMEN, THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS TOUCHING MESSAGE.
I AM AT A POINT IN MY LIFE WHERE AT WORK THERE SOMEONE IS TRYING WAYS TO FRUSTRATE MY CAREER PROSPECTS.
I CHOOSE TO TRUST IN YOU LORD BECAUSE YOU ALONE IS THE WINNER AND YOU WILL HELP ME CROSS RED SEA AND GET THE PROMOTION I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR SINCE I JOINED THE COMPANY I AM WORKING FOR.
IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.
thanks so much this has inspired me in ways not described
What a blessing! Thank you for these encouraging words. Praise God for the Red Sea moments which give opportunity for Him to be glorified and for His strength and provision to be revealed.
Indeed sometimes the red sea looms long n fierce n the energy to do anthing just vanishes. Thank you for these encouraging words. We must keep moving in faith. Blessings.
I was very encouraged by this. I face many challenges in my life right now. I’m sure many others do also. Thanks for this as I read I felt the presence of God.
This message was meant for me right now in my life. I am struggling with life right now. Can’t pay my rent. I am behind & landlord want me to pay up or move. I have no money. I stared a new job & not making any money yet. I am at the red sea & don’t know where to go from here. Please pray for me to come out off this situation. It has been going on to long & I am just tired of struggling every day anymore.
I hope things are getting better and you have got paid since you posted.
I will pray for you. god bless
God speaks in many ways, we need only to know it is His voice speaking to us. Thank you for being His voice today. I hear you Lord!!
Thanks be to God for the message i was at the end of the red sea and didn’t know what nextor where
But thank you for the message i will still hung on to God so that i can manage to pass the
Thank you so much for the message so uplifting..
As i keep moving for the glory of God is upon me, no mountain or red sea can stop me from moving Haleluya