And the Lord said to Moses, Tell the Israelites to turn back and encamp before Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the [Red] Sea, before Baal-zephon. You shall encamp opposite it by the sea. Exodus 14:1-2 (Amp)
God’s plan is to deliver His children. Don’t allow the circumstances that you encounter, before you see your deliverance, defeat you. There will be times that you will feel defeated, and there will be times when you feel like you are going backward instead of forward. You must recognize that any feeling that disagrees with the Word is a lie. Your situation may seem bleak, but God’s Word is the final verdict on your situation!
The Israelites must have felt defeated and confused when the Lord told Moses to have them turn back and encamp. If you feel like you are wandering in reverse, then open your eyes to what God desires to accomplish in your life. He took the Israelites back in order to give them a phenomenal victory; a victory that was no doubt something God brought about! At the time that God directed them to turn back they were ahead of the Egyptians. How miraculous would it have been if they would have escaped? God wanted the Egyptians to catch up to the Israelites in order for the victory to be a miraculous victory! God may be taking you backward right now, but remember the final outcome – a miraculous victory-!
-Written by Stephanie M. White