Are you facing a Red Sea?

Crossing the Red Sea with Moses

I stopped by Dawn’s post and read what a friend and I was discussing just the other day. We talked about how we want God to deliver us, but we don’t want God to place us in front of a Red Sea. We want God to set us free, but we don’t want to be in a position where God can set us free. I confess, sometimes I think, God why can’t you just deliver me , I’m mean really, why do we have to go through all that? I see a Red Sea before me, an army behind me, I know you  can deliver me, but why you got to scared me like that!!  Then the Holy Spirit reminds me that my ways are not His ways.

This is what the children of Israel faced, an impossible situation through which God miraculously delivered them out of.  Take note:  God doesn’t always deliver us out of problems, but He promise to guide us through our problems. Many of you right now are facing an impossible situation, and it seems to be no way out. You are between a Red Sea and an army behind you, with no idea how you are going to get through this. Let me ask you this. Did God supernaturally bring you out before? Then He will do it again! The Bible says, He’s the same God yesterday, today and forever…

Every Believer faces a Red Sea, situation where if God Himself doesn’t do it, it can’t be done. We find ourselves in a place where there seems to be no solution, no answer and no way out. Ever had your back against the wall? I have. I’m there now. When nothing can bring you out expect a mighty move of God! Between the Red Sea and an army that is after you doesn’t feel like a good place to be.

When we find ourselves at the Red Sea, we can’t possible see how things are going to turn out okay. We see danger! We see the bills that are due! We see discouragement! We see despair! We see defeat!

You know what’s so mind boggling?  God sometimes will  intentionally put us there. Why would God do that? Because He knows exactly how things are going to turn out.

Consider that you are standing between the Red Sea and an army because God purposely put you there.

God will place us in a certain situation so you will know and others around you will know that it was nothing but the hand of God that brought you out.

We must have the ability to stand when everything in us wants to go backwards. But there is no such thing as back. Back to what?? God doesn’t move us backwards; He moves us forward. He takes us from faith to faith and glory to glory.

I can’t go backwards. There is nothing to go back to, I couldn’t go back to my old life and pick up where I left off.

Your Red Sea is your testimony to the faithfulness and power of God. Are you asking God to move in mighty ways in your life? Get ready for the enemy because he’s coming.

God will allow us to be in a position where we have no way out, no choice be to rely on Him. As scary as it may be, there are some miracles you are going to have to just stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. If you are like me then you want your deliverance easy and without resistance, but it will only manifest in a way that brings glory to God. It’s okay to be afraid, but its not okay to stay afraid. Fear is what introduces you to faith, without fear there is no need for faith. Faith in God! God is more powerful than any Red Sea before you or an army that is behind you.

Published by: Kim Petitt

As a person living with a disability challenge is part of my life. I struggled with my identity and I recognize that I still have insecurities to face, but that doesn't mean I can't walk in everything God has purposed me to walk in despite my insecurities. Because of the nature of my condition and physical disability, God's grace is evident in my life everyday and I find strength in the word of God that says in Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who gives me power". (CJB).

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24 thoughts on “Are you facing a Red Sea?”

  1. I love this:he(God) move us forward…….. our God is a God of advancement, always moving his people forward,he led his people out of Egypt (from slavery) unto cannan Land he had prepared for them….. (forward movement) he will never move us backward.
    There is always a provision for every child of destiny,the little problem here is that people only want victory.there are two sides to victory…
    Battle always comes ahead of victory, meaning No Battle,No Victory.victory is the end product of a battle.
    My message here is simple,if you want to be successful to prepare for battle,No one receive a medal of victory without engaging in a race.in WWE, victory is exclusively reserved for fighters and the bet is delivered to the winner.
    In other words winners are fighters.

    Beautiful post,I enjoyed my staying around here. Let me add this by saying:to be challenged in life is normal but to be overcome by challenges is unscriptural.

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  2. This is very powerful. We do all have our own Red Seas to weather through. I wish it weren’t that way sometimes but without the struggle, life doesn’t mean as much. I have seen this in my own experiences. We’ll never understand it all the way in my opinion but strong faith pulls us through. Great post!

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    1. It may seem like the enemy is about to over take you, and you may not understand why you are where you are right now. But God makes a way where there seems to be no way!

      Thank you for stopping by and for your follow. God bless you!

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  3. I LOVE this!!!!!! I’m facing a “Red Sea” and this was so helpful! Also, have you heard the song Red Sea Road by Ellie Holcomb? It goes perfect with this post! Thanks so much for writing this! So encouraging!!!

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  4. This is so true. God wants us at a place where we can totally depend upon Him. The just shall live by faith. I find myself in this situation and still asking the Lord why and His answer is always the same. Thank you, Kim, for this powerful Word. I too was blessed by Dawn’s post, but you bring a different perspective to the same story. The Word of God is truely amazing!

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  5. I am guilty of wanting the easy way out sometimes. I was just having that conversation with God today about my job hunt. I said Lord you can just drop the right job in my lap. I don’t want to go through interviews, rejection emails, etc. But through it all, I know He will provide at the right time. This was very encouraging and thanks so much for linking my post!

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    1. I am glad you were encouraged Dawn, encouraging me and you. We are in the same boat, we have to continue to trust God. God will have the right job for you, at the right place, with the right hours and the right pay. He’ll place you there so you can be a witness and to support the work of ministry at your local church. Be encouraged woman of God!

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