It’s possible to get out of a relationship without getting over it. To move into the future without getting over the past.
Every new season in life requires a new mindset. A new way of looking at our situation, our difficulties, our successes.
When God brought the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt to the Red Sea, His divine appointment at that spot was not to destroy the Egyptians. If He only wanted the Egyptians dead He would’ve started with plague number 10 on Hulk Mode.
You see, even though Israel had been praying for deliverance for 430 years, they still had Egypt in them. When they saw Pharaoh pursuing them and they had no where to run, they turned to Moses and asked, “Were there no graves in Egypt that you brought us out here to die?” They still feared their past. Still could not let go despite physically moving out.
And God needed to them to get over the past so they could settle in the future He had prepared for them.
This would not be the last battle Israel would fight, for many battles would soon come. So what was the point of this confrontation? Why harden Pharaoh’s heart?
And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in Him and in Moses His servant.
The victory was not that the enemies were destroyed, it’s not that our hardships end, it’s not that our sickness goes away; because more will come.
We don’t see it now, but every hardship leads us to one thing; trusting in God more.
Trusting His character, Trusting His Word. Trusting the process.
Inspired by Jonathan Josephs
Thinking of: Resting with the Prince of Peace, Hillsong’s Crowns and orange is my new red.