In the book of Exodus, it talks about Moses leading GOD’s people from Egypt and out of the grasp of pharaoh. Pharaoh agreed to let God’s people go, but soon after they left, Pharaoh changed his mind. He pursued them with 600 of his best chariots and terrified the Israelites. Can you imagine their fear?
They cried out to their leader, Moses. Even though Moses reminded the people of God’s promise that He would deliver them, the circumstances barreling toward them said otherwise. Their reality included Pharaoh’s finest soldiers hot on their heels, and the colossal Red Sea blocking their escape. God’s people had no idea the miracle awaiting them.
When they reached the Red Sea, Moses stretched his hand over the water. Scripture says, “… all that night the LORD drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land” (Exodus 14:21b). Because it was dark, the Israelites couldn’t quite see the full picture of what God was doing.
In the black of night, the Lord tirelessly worked on behalf of His children to deliver them, just as He had promised. Although the Israelites could not see or hear God, He was moving in the midst of their darkness.
The dark is a very scary place to be. Whether it’s the darkness of our fears or circumstances pressing in, we have two choices as to how to respond. We can take matters into our own hands, turning to drugs or alcohol to numb the pain, seeking advice or reading the latest self-help book, never knowing if any of them is the way to healing and wholeness. Or we can look to God. We can pray and open His Word, knowing He guarantees healing and wholeness.
The Lord promises, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13). Like He was for the Israelites, God is there for us. And He is always working on our behalf, even when we can’t see or feel Him.