Life can get overwhelming. I started to put sometimes life gets overwhelming but then I realized, sometimes happens more often than we like. What do you do? What do you do when you are faced with an obstacle that looks too big to overcome or when you are met with an unexpected change that wasn’t on your vision board? What do you do when you go to sleep married and wake up a widow or lay down with child you can touch only to wake up to only memories? What do you do when the job lays you off, the doctor gives you grim news or your bank account is still negative no matter how many hours you work? What do you do when you can’t get along with your siblings and barely speaking? What do you do when life gets overwhelming? If you’re like me, your first answer is, the heck if I know; I’m just putting one foot in front of the other and looking better than I feel. The heck if I know, I’m still looking at the hell I can’t get out of or away from. Well, I got good and bad news. Bad news, I don’t have the answer. Good news is, I know somebody who does.
In Exodus, the Israelites were complaining because they’d listened to Moses and left Egypt and now Pharaoh is chasing them down yet Moses tells them in Exodus 14:13-14, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” Understand, Moses was just as afraid but God told him to go forward because He already had a plan of escape and Moses held it in his hand. In other words, you need to hush and keep walking because the very thing to save you AND your family could be in the palm of your hand, the pit of your stomach, the never ceasing thoughts in your mind and your ability to form words. However, you have to go forward. Sure, Moses saw the Red Sea but he knew what he heard God say when He said in Exodus 14:15-16, “The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.” Beloved, hush now and go. Stand before your obstacle and raise your hand(s) with faith that God has given you the power to perform signs and wonders. It might not make sense but trust that God will work for you when you believe.