We've Got 'Em Right Where We Want 'Em

But Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch, and you will see the wonderful way the Lord will rescue you today. Exodus 14:13 (LB)

The scene was the shore of the Red Sea. The Israelites were fleeing Egypt and they ended up in a cul-de-sac. Mountains on the left and right, the sea in front, Egyptian army tanks coming up from behind. What could be worse?

Actually, that was the least of Moses' worries. It wasn't what was on the left or right, or in front or back that had him biting his nails. It's what he was standing in the middle of - two million angry Israelites. They hadn't had their espresso and they were in a rotten mood.

"Yo, Moses. You bring us out here in the desert to die. What's up with that?"

Credit Moses for not panicking. He’d been through tough times before and he had seen God come through. God had never failed and Moses couldn't see it happening now.

One of the best lessons we can learn in a tight situation is to think back. Think about the times God came to our rescue. Remember his faithfulness, His answers to our prayers. Then try to remember when He ever failed us. "Hmmm? I'm drawing a blank!"

You've got obstacles you’re facing today? Red Sea in front, Egyptians in the back? Personalize today’s verse and make it a prayer:

O Lord, I will not be afraid. I will stand and watch, and see the wonderful way the Lord will rescue me today! Amen.