I am the Lord, your Holy One,
Israel’s Creator and King.
I am the Lord, who opened a way through the waters,
making a dry path through the sea.
I called forth the mighty army of Egypt
with all its chariots and horses.
I drew them beneath the waves, and they drowned,
their lives snuffed out like a smoldering candlewick.
But forget all that—
it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.
See, I have already begun! Do you not see it?
I will make a pathway through the wilderness.
I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.
– Isaiah 43:15-19
How many times have you looked to your left and right crying out to God because both ways appeared to be a dead end? I come to tell you that you serve a God who is able to make a way out of no way!
The scripture above makes reference to Moses, the children of Israel and the parting of the red sea. According to scripture, as Pharaoh and his army encamped the children of Israel at the red sea, the children of Israel begin to cry unto the Lord and said to Moses:
“Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
Following this, Moses, as instructed by the Lord, stretched out his hands over the red sea. In obedience, the water was divided and the children of Israel went into the sea on dry ground with the waters being a wall to them on their left and right hand.
Long story short, they were able to cross the red sea while Pharaohs chariots and horsemen perished in it. As a result, Israel saw the great power of the Lord.
God WILL Make a Way
As we look at Isaiah 43:15-19, we see God mentioning how He opened a way through the red sea for the children of Israel. Though we get excited about the parting of the red sea…I encourage you to look at it from the children of Israel prospective.
Here you are at this sea. You look ahead; all you see is a body of water. You look behind; all you see is Pharaoh and his chariot coming after you. You cry out to God as it appears as if He’s brought you here to die. Your back is against the wall and you have nowhere to go.
For some of you, this passage explains your situation. However, I encourage you today! God has not brought you this far just to leave you stranded. He hasn’t brought you here just to abandon you. God will make a way out of no way!
It wasn’t until Moses moved forward and used what he had (a staff) until God added his super to Moses natural and parted the sea. I encourage you to use what God has given you and watch God add His super to your natural. What has God given you? His word that shall never fail; your mouth that shall declare the word of the Lord over your life; promises; visions; and a faith that shall move mountains!
So I say to you as God said to Moses, “why do you cry? Move forward”. Move forward in your walk with God…move forward in your faith!
What God has in store for you doesn’t even compare to what we read God doing for the children of Israel here in Exodus 15. For God says, “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Jesus, A Waymaker: Finial Words
God will do a new thing in your life NOW! Not next week, next month or next year…NOW! Now God will do a new thing! The Lord will make a way in hard times, in the wilderness and in what appears to be thee impossible!
Be encouraged and trust God! If God brought you to it, then He’ll bring you through it just as He did with the children of Israel! He hasn’t brought you this far just to leave you. God will make a way out of no way NOW! Do you not see it? Has it not already begun?
Be blessed and encouraged in Jesus name; Amen!