Anyway. Something that really spoke to me was the story of the Israelites after they were freed from Egypt. However, after some time they start to complain. They’re tired. They’re hungry. They’re thirsty. They want to go back to Egypt.
Liiiike where they were SLAVES. They want to go back to THAT.
So, Moses asks God what he should say to them and God says “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.” (Exodus 14:15 ESV)
He doesn’t tell Moses to tell the Israelites that everything will be okay or that He has it all planned out or anything like that. Just to GO FORWARD.
This remind me of a Ron Kenoly song that my Dad used to always sing to me when I was in the depth of my eating disorder: “If you are going through hell don’t stop! You go ahead, you go ahead!”
And it got me to thinking how many times in our lives do we want to run back to our old life even if we know it’s not right? It’s comfortable. We know it. So, we don’t want to go through the scary/uncomfortableness of changing and trusting God.
We want Him to show us when it’s going to get easier and what His plan is. At least I feel this way this sometime.
But, he doesn’t call us to ask for answers. He just wants us to trust him and keep MOVING FORWARD in that trust.
You know what? When the Israelites kept moving forward, just around the corner was Elim. A land of flowing water!
Our Elim could be just around the corner if we just keep moving forward!