Fear is certainly something that everyone has experienced in one way or another. Sadly for many, fear becomes a paralyzing force that keeps them from realizing their full potential and keeps them from being all God wants them to be. That was the case here in Exodus 14 as God’s people were frozen with fear, with mountains on either side, the Red Sea in front of them, and Pharaoh’s army bearing down on them. God was taking them to the Promised Land but the fear of man stopped them in their tracks.
Don’t let the fear of the man or the circumstances you find yourself in keep you from accomplishing God’s will for your life today. Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 1:7 that, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” It’s God’s will and plan for you to live a life of victory over your fears as you trust in His ability to overcome anything that troubles you.
Be assured today, God honors those who believe Him enough to step out in faith. He is faithful and all-powerful and, if need be, He will part the sea for you as you simply fear not and put your trust in Him.
Pastor Doug Hardin