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Centered in the Desert (4 of 4)
Series: Centered - God's Strength in the Middle of Your Stress
''Moses answered the people, 'Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still' Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Why are you crying out to Me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. The Egyptians will know that I am the LORD when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.''' Exodus 14:13-18 (NIV)
1. LOOK FOR GOD'S HAND WHEN YOU'RE HEMMED IN.
''And when the Israelites saw the great power the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in Him and in Moses His servant.'' Exodus 14:31 (NIV)
''Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp near Pi Hahiroth, between Migdol and the sea. They are to encamp by the sea, directly opposite Baal Zephon. Pharaoh will think, 'The Israelites are wandering around the land in confusion, hemmed in by the desert.' And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, and he will pursue them. But I will gain glory for Myself through Pharaoh and all his army, and the Egyptians will know that I am the LORD.' So the Israelites did this.''
Exodus 14:1-4 (NIV)
''Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand.'' Psalm 73:23 (NIV)
2. DON'T THROW STONES IN THE STORMS OF LIFE.
''They said to Moses, 'Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt?''' Exodus 14:11 (NIV)
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