10 As Pharaoh approached, the people of Israel looked up and panicked when they saw the Egyptians overtaking them. They cried out to the LORD,11 and they said to Moses, "Why did you bring us out here to die in the wilderness? Weren't there enough graves for us in Egypt? What have you done to us? Why did you make us leave Egypt? 12 Didn't we tell you this would happen while we were still in Egypt? We said, 'Leave us alone! Let us be slaves to the Egyptians. It's better to be a slave in Egypt than a corpse in the wilderness!'"

13 But Moses told the people, "Don't be afraid. Just stand still and watch the LORD rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The LORD himself will fight for you. Just stay calm."

Our journey with God and his promises is never a smooth road. He sometimes allow us to go through humps when we take a journey with him. Just like the Israelites, we take a step of faith to that promise and just when we thought everything is going well, our problems (in their case, the Egyptians) will start chasing us and try to catch up with us. Just like them, we will panic and will feel like giving up. We'd rather go back to our familiar lives and just live complacent lives. But this is not the life God wants for you and me. He wants us to live a full and satisfying life and he wants to take us there.

In this passage, Moses told us that the we shouldn't be afraid when our Egyptians come because the Lord will fight for us and he will rescue us. Yes, this is true. But we must also remember what God told the Israelites after:

15 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!16 Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.17 And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, and they will charge in after the Israelites. My great glory will be displayed through Pharaoh and his troops, his chariots, and his charioteers.18 When my glory is displayed through them, all Egypt will see my glory and know that I am the LORD!"19 Then the angel of God, who had been leading the people of Israel, moved to the rear of the camp. The pillar of cloud also moved from the front and stood behind them.

Here we see that God also tells us to "get moving!" As James tells us, Faith without action is dead (James 1:6). He also tells us to get into action and exercise that faith. Yes, God will rescue us and he will fight for us but we also must also act on what we ought to do. We can't just cry every night and then wake up to see our problems go away. Our faith causes us to be unafraid and unafraid people move confidently. Unafraid people are brave. Unafraid people move. This is God wants for your and me.

What are the Egyptians of your life? What should you do to "get moving"?

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SARAH ALARCON CURATIVO

"Act Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly."~ Micah 6:8

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