Do you feel stuck in life? Have you found yourself following God’s lead to the best of your ability, yet find yourself stuck and lost? You’re not alone! Let’s dig in deeper and see what scripture reveals about this very situation!
Israel had just been freed from centuries of bondage at the hands of the Egyptians. They were completely obedient to God. In fact, they were following God’s lead perfectly.
However, they found themselves trapped between their enemies, who were in hot pursuit, and the Red Sea with mountains on either side.
They were stuck! They questioned if they made the right choice. They wondered if Moses had betrayed them. All of the sudden, their bondage was looking far more attractive than their freedom!
They were grouped with fear, anxiety, and worry. They were in an impossible situation. There was no way out for them that did not lead to their certain death. In the midst of this panic,
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on.
They once again saw the miraculous hand of their loving God who had set them free from their bondage. God made a way where there was no way. God taught them to patiently trust and wait on him. God taught them how to simultaneously be still and yet to move on.
We, too, can wean and quiet our soul while also moving forward into the plans of God. We may not see what God is doing or where he is taking us, but we can trust our faithful and loving Heavenly Father! When there is no other way for us to possibly work things out on our own, God alone will be glorified and credited by making a way for us!
Even though it seems a contradiction, to be still and to move on, God reveals that it is possible. In Psalm 131, David writes that he had learned how to calm and quiet his soul. He had learned how to be content within his soul, how to wean it like a child from its mother; obviously not a quick and easy process.
Though storms may be raging around us, though we may be stuck, though others may rage against us, though our circumstances may seem hopelessly impossible, our souls within us which includes our thoughts and our emotions, can be still and quiet while we continue to move forward physically in complete faith and trust in God. For our God never fails and nothing is too difficult for Him!