Don’t give up yet – Part 2
“And Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; the Lord cause the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the Children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left.” (Exodus 14:21)
Where man’s efforts end, God starts His miracles. If a man buries his powerlessness into the strength of God, the breakthrough is guaranteed. The journey of the Israelites out of Egypt was an act of God. The mystery that surrounds this deliverance is still hidden. God revealed Himself to Moses that “I AM THAT I AM” (Ex. 3:14), which means I am all that you needed for this journey. The Red Sea was a great obstacle to the Israelites’ journey and the scenario that surrounded the Israelites’ escape was very disastrous to the Egyptians. Therefore, if there was no intervention during the crossing of the Red Sea, there would be a record of lives and properties because the Egyptians were already aggressive in pursuing the Israelites. Red Sea means, no way, no hope, intentional suicide, and point of no return, among others. But Moses was resilient in the journey of faith.
The rod of Moses was one of the victorious tools that delivered the Israelites. Moses listened to God’s Voice. Move on means don’t quit yet or don’t give up, because then I am that I am is there for you. Are you financially and emotionally frustrated? The next option is not to abandon God and His Words. He keeps His words and promises. The journey may be rough today, just as it was hell for the Israelites, but God intervened and they were delivered. You are already in the midst of the sea of life, thinking you will be overwhelmed. But God is definitely on the rescue mission before you drown. The scripture says “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5)
As you move on in the journey of life, obstacles and problems are part of the journey, which are either posed by enemy, natural, self or spiritual. God is bigger than all these problems when you yield unto Him.
Rev Dr. Emmanuel Ojo, Christ the Rock Baptist Church, Mende Maryland