Why Are You Crying Out? (Exodus 14:15-16)

14:15-16

 

15 The Lord said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. 16 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.

 

        I see this morning a question that I love.  When the people of Israel found themselves pinned between the charging Egyptian army and the Red Sea, they cried out in fear.  God responds with a simple question of why?  Why be afraid?  Why cry out in terror?  It’s only a sea and an army.

 

        Then God moves.  God blows back the sea and makes a path for the people to walk on.  No problem.  Why were you all so scared?

 

        O that we would remember that we serve the same God.  Our God made the seas.  Our God spoke the stars into space.  Our God has set kings on thrones and torn down empires.  Our God is able to do far more than we could ever ask and imagine.

 

        Why then do we fear?  Why then do we fret?  Why do we think that it will be our power or our cleverness that will rescue us?  Why do we think that we are the ones who have to figure everything out?  God is able.  Let’s learn to trust him and praise him for his miraculous provision.

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