A Hopeless End or An Endless Hope

Crossing of the red sea

Crossing of the red sea (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Author: CCRagamuffin

The Red Sea in front…mountains and hills on the sides…Pharaoh and his army behind. The scenario in Exodus 14 looks hopeless.

Yet, it is the Lord who engineered this setting. He brought the plagues, one at a time to reveal Pharaohs hard heart. He caused the Hebrews to be driven out of Egypt. He directs Moses along a particular path, even having them double back to this specific spot. This…difficult…spot.

How do these people of God, these people who have seen God’s hand through ten plagues, react? Do they behave in a way that lives out a growingly faithful response of “let’s see what the Lord will do”? No. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. Then they lashed out at Moses. “This is your fault. Why have you done this? Why didn’t you leave us in Egypt?”

As I journey along with this group of pilgrims I am shocked during my first reading of their response. Until I think about how I react when I am caught between a rock and a hard place. Until I remember times when I have lashed out at my loved ones when I am frustrated by unexpected situations. That dampens my exasperation with them immediately. That softens my heart towards their still small faith.

These Israelite pilgrims were enslaved for so many generations that they could not think free just yet. Their faith was still in training. Every difficult situation is an opportunity to show faith, yes. But it also an opportunity to grow faith. For me also. Not to show grumbling. Not to show complaining. Not to show fault finding. Not to show blame throwing.

Dear Lord, I hope that soon I will be trained into a woman whose first thought flies with hope faithfully to you.

Blessings To You Who Meander After Moses With Me, CeeCee

About mtsweat

Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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3 Responses to A Hopeless End or An Endless Hope

  1. Pingback: Onward to Chad, Life in Senegal, CC in the Philippines, and Finding Uganda | Resting in His Grace

  2. ptl2010 says:

    Amen. May The Lord bless you CeeCee and anoint you on your upcoming mission trip to the Philippines and summer break. Be a blessing wherever He sends you. Godspeed. Look forward to hearing from you on your safe return.

  3. It takes along time to get the “Egypt” mindsets out of us. It reminds me of a song I heard long ago by a guy named Steve Baroni. It said ‘Father you’ve taken me out of Egypt, now take Egypt out of me…We are all a work in progress. Thank goodness we serve the One who will complete the good work in us! Good post CC

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