Fear Not, Part 2: Moving Beyond Fear (Exodus 14:10-15)

December 4, 2016 Series: Fear Not: Trusting God One Promise at a Time (Advent 2016)

Topic: Fear Scripture: Exodus 14:10–14:15

After getting wedged between the Red Sea on one side, and Pharaoh’s army on the other, Israel begins to panic. Their situation seems hopeless, so they begin to grumble. In response, God tells his people to “move on” from their faithless talk and unbridled fear. But how can they do that? What is the process by which God gets us un-stuck from the fear-ditch we sometimes find ourselves in? It begins with realizing that God leads his people into difficult situations in the first place. He has his reason for doing so, and they usually involve a much bigger purpose than we can fathom. At such times we’re invited to present ourselves to the God who is already present to us. When we do that, we’re in a better position to watch him work on our behalf like a master craftsman. Indeed, the more we trust God with our fears, the more we will participate in his plan to recapture the world. Will you learn to trust God with your fears and participate in that plan?

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