When You’re Out Of Options…

What do you do when you’ve run out of options?  We all have times when we feel we have no options. However, we can learn how to face these crises by remembering the children of Israel.

“Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided.” – Exodus 14:21 NIV

Moses knew that the way of victory was through trusting the Lord (Hebrews 11:29). Note his three commands (Exodus 13:13-31): “Fear not” for God is on your side; “stand still,” for you cannot win this battle in your own strength; “see the salvation of the Lord,” for He will fight for you. It is important that we stand still before we “go forward” (Exodus 14:15), for unless we are standing by faith, we can never walk by faith. Moses lifted his rod, and God began to work.

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The children of Israel faced a stormy sea to the front and Egyptian soldiers to the rear.  Talk about having no options…they truly had no way out! But, if you’ll remember, God led them from desperation to complete victory.  The believer cannot go ahead in the strength of Christ until he has learned to stand still in his own helplessness. God can then place Himself between us and our circumstances and wonderfully deliver.

So what’s the point:

When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: You haven’t.

There is no lasting defeat for children of God; He always gives us the option of allowing Him to lead us, teach us, and build our faith. If He parted the Red Sea for the people of faith, then through faith, no situation is hopeless.

Again I ask, What do you do when you’re out of options?


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