Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 17, 2019

Keep Moving Forward

“And the Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.” Exodus 14:15 (ESV)

In Exodus 14:13, Moses tells the children of Israel to be still and watch as the Lord gives them victory. In verse 15 God speaks to Moses and asks, “Why do you cry out to me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.”

I don’t know about you, but I can think of many times when instead of moving forward, I just stopped and cried out to God, when I should have just relied on His promises and kept going. And to be honest at times I felt just like the children of Israel, wanting to go back to a “comfortable” place and time. I even think of Lot’s wife looking back when the instructions were to clearly keep moving and under no circumstances look back. Sometimes it’s so easy to give up, cry out, or go back, instead of giving it over to God and walking into the promised victory.

You see at the beginning of this chapter (Ex. 14:1), God speaks to Moses and tells him everything that is about to take place. (Isn’t that just like our loving Father, preparing us to be victorious?) God goes behind us, before us, He is with us, and His Holy Spirit dwells in us. It doesn’t get any better than that! He wants us to depend on Him. Yes, we can cry out to him, but we must be obedient to Him and oftentimes that means taking a step, maybe even a few steps, or a leap of faith. And many times getting out of our comfort zone.

Where is God leading you today? Are you going? Let’s go wherever God leads us, standing on His promise, that where He guides, He will provide. You’ll never know, if you don’t go!

“Heavenly Father, thank you for leading, guiding, and directing us. Help us to seek Your will and obey Your promises, so that we can walk victoriously.”

For His Glory

Cynthia McCoy (
TRBC Women’s Life

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