“When Pharaoh drew near, the Israelites looked up, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and the Israelites were exceedingly frightened and cried out to the Lord. And they said to Moses, Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? Why have you treated us this way and brought us out of Egypt? Did we not tell you in Egypt, Let us alone; let us serve the Egyptians? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.”
EXODUS 14:10-12 AMP

(Read Exodus 14:1-18)


The Israelites have just been miraculously led out of slavery after witnessing God’s authority through the plagues. They have just made their way through the desert, guided by a pillar of cloud and a pillar of fire. It's not like they haven't experienced God's protection and provision. How is it that the second the enemy approached them they were full of fear and doubt?!


How do we react when the enemy tries to surround us? Do we immediately forget how God has been there for us? Do we have a bad attitude and doubt his plan for our life? Do we blame others and say "I told you so"?


Heavenly Father, help me to remember Your goodness. I pray that my faith is so strong that when the enemy tries to surround me I will not be shaken. Lord, give me a humble and obedient attitude. I know Your plan for my life is better than mine. It's one of prosperity and hope and I trust You with my future. Thank You for always having my back. Amen.

Sarah Collins, Creative Team
North Braddock Campus