“I’ve Got Your Back”

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What do you do when you know God is stirring in your heart to move you forward to follow Him and it looks like you are going in a wrong direction?

Do you still follow even if you don’t understand what He is doing?

What do you do when you think you have nowhere else to go?

Let’s look in Exodus for guidance.

13:21,22 The LORD was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give them light, that they might travel by day and by night. He did not take away the pillar of cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.

14: 1–4 the Lord instructs Moses to have His people make a “wrong turn” and confuse the Egyptians into thinking the Israelites are lost and confused. Instead of having Israel take the most direct path out of Egypt, He had the people go another way, which certainly would have been hard for them to understand. But as we see in verse 4, God’s purpose in saving people is not only for their benefit but for His glory

5-9 Pharaoh misinterprets Israel’s “wrong turn” as a sign he can get the slaves back that have just escaped. He puts together his whole army, best chariots and horses to get them back.

10-12 The Israelites saw them coming and became fearful, cried out to God and blamed Moses.

13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.  14 The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent.”

15-18God told Moses to move the people forward toward the sea, to stretch out his hand and divide it so they can pass through on dry land and the Egyptians will pursue them but will know that He is Lord.

19 The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.  20 So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.

21-29 The people walked on dry land with a wall of water on each side, in the morning God looked down on the army and caused confusion, chariot wheels to swerve and drive with difficulty, they wanted to flee from Israel, they said the LORD is fighting for them. God told Moses to stretch out his had again and the sea returned and the Egyptians, the whole army of Pharaoh drowned.

30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. 31 When Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses.

This is the way God wanted it so that His people can learn a vital lesson that salvation, rescue, deliverance and moving us forward is from Him alone.

When things happen that we or others do not understand or God calls us to do what doesn’t seem to make sense, we can be sure that it is for His purpose and glory.

Is there a vital lesson you can learn from this story on how to can handle adverse situations?

God spoke loud and clear in these verses to prepare us for a hard year in our lives. When you know that God is moving you forward you have to follow Him despite what others may think or try to do to you. He kept reminding me, and still does:

I got your back”, “I go before you”, “Do not fear”,”I fight your battles”, “Keep silent”, “I know the direction I am taking you and I will never leave or forsake you”.

Things happen that we don’t understand at the time. Just like the Israelites, once they crossed the sea on dry land they looked back and saw they were rescued. Looking back on that year I can see how God has moved us forward in the plan He has for us. There is so much joy being on the other side of this trial and to know that God is in control and He enables us to live out His purpose in our lives.
All for His praise and glory.

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About kimlenon
Welcome to Inside Out! I desire to offer encouragement and resources to help women live their lives Inside Out because God changes us from the Inside Out! I have been married to Dave for 39 years. We have 3 children and 8 grandchildren. My passion is to teach women how to study and apply God's Word.

4 Responses to “I’ve Got Your Back”

  1. Cathy Post says:

    Kim, Awesome writing from God. It spoke to me once again. I swear you are reading my journals!! I have the big picture of what God is calling me to do, I even have details of some of the visions but it is the getting there that seems to not make sense. You helped me understand that what is in front of me right now is God’s leading and the next step to the bigger picture. Thanks!! Love you.

  2. another great post! Keep it up Kim! So encouraging!

  3. natashlim73 says:

    Kim I popped over from Faith Filled Fridays and I am so grateful to God I did. These were words I needed to hear today. Thank you for the encouragement! God bless you!!! Natasha

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