May 2 2021
Topic: faith

Stand In Faith

Speaker: John Holderby

Exodus 14:10-12 (ESV) 10 When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them, and they feared greatly. And the people of Israel cried out to the LORD. 11 They said to Moses, “Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us in bringing us out of Egypt? 12 Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness.” 
 
When we are stuck in unwanted battles
  • Often we respond in emotion and lose our joy
  • Often we respond in shifting blame
Exodus 14:13-14 (ESV)13 And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. 14 The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” 
 
When we Stand in Faith
  • God will prepare the way  
  • God will destroy the power our obstacles have 
  • God will fight the battle, He is no loser
Psalms 23:1-6 (ESV)1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
 
Big Idea: Like the banks of the Red Sea, when we feel trapped and defeated – with God we are one step from deliverance!