When we fall in love with God, we can have delightful moments of just wanting to go wherever God goes. At other moments, though, going with God is less lovely. Obstacles appear along the path. Things get frightening and discouraging. We wonder, “Have I gone the wrong way? Has God misled me?” It’s agonizingly difficult not to give up or turn back.
But sometimes we find the courage and faith to meet that obstacle and not run away, especially if others help us. How else could the Israelites have met the immeasurable obstacle of the great Red Sea, stopping them perilously in their flight from the furious pursuing armies of Pharaoh? They had the leadership of Moses, the encouragement of one another, their many years’ spiritual training and the Word of God to sustain them. The obstacle became a doorway.
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