God's Call in the Midst of Chaos

Though God’s calling on our lives may be simple, it is rarely ever easy.  He will make a way for us, just as He makes a way for Israel to escape by parting the Red Sea.

Exodus 13:18-19 says, "So God led them in a roundabout way through the wilderness toward the Red Sea. Thus the Israelites left Egypt like an army ready for battle."

Not only does God call Israel the roundabout way but, at the beginning of the next chapter, He asks them to turn back and camp by the Red Sea. The Lord literally tells Israel to camp where Egypt would overtake them, and they must turn back in order to do so. 

Egypt does pursue Israel. Chaos breaks out in Israel’s camp, and in the midst of that chaos, fear, and doubt, Moses says "The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still (Exodus 14:14)."

Sometimes, following God’s call is going to lead us into the midst of our chaos. Sometimes it is going to lead us into the very thing that we want to avoid, and sometimes it is going to be scary.

Following God’s call does not assure that we are always going to be comfortable or that we are going to feel secure.  But following God’s call assures that, in the midst of our chaos and doubt, He will fight for us. 

— Jelly Sullins

Posted on October 29, 2015 and filed under Student Testimonies.