The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. Exodus 14:14-15 (ESV)
I was reminded this week of an important saying of the Lord in Exodus. I believe the Lord does want us to pray, I believe that the Lord does want us to go to Him when we need Him, but all that praying won’t get the results if we don’t move forward. The people of Israel were in a dire situation. They had been freed from Egypt, but Pharaoh changed his mind once again and is approaching the Israelites at the shores of the Red Sea to take them back into slavery. Moses did the right thing by praying to God. Moses was right to ask God what to do first, but the answer that he received from God was not what he expected. God told him to keep moving forward!
I need to remember that! I need to remember that this life changes rapidly. Unfortunately, this life is full of reliving past mistakes. I definitely, need to go to God in prayer. I need to move forward! God’s blessings are ahead! God’s blessings are just on the other side, and I need to move forward! Let’s move forward trusting in God.