Pastor Tim Romero
Exodus 14:21 (ESV): "21 Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the Lord drove the sea back by a strong east wind all night and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided."
When trouble shows up in your life what you do with your hands determines how will respond to it. Keep them down and you'll be discouraged and devoured, lift them up and you will be encouraged and victorious!
Pharaoh and his army were in hot pursuit of the Israelites and they thought for sure they had them up against the wall.The Red Sea was keeping them from moving forward thus God descended providing a momentary smoke screen shielding the Israelites from the Egyptians until Moses lifted his hands, then the Lord parted the Red Sea. God had already told Moses what to do and what would happen...all Moses had to do is walk by faith and obey Gods Word. When Moses did, the Lord took the barrier away so that they could move forward.
What barrier is in the way of moving you forward?What enemy has you up against a wall? The position of our hands will determine our outcome.If we keep them down we give up and we will fail in the trial but if we lift them to the Lord praising Him in the storm He will show up and do marvelous things. Don't slouch!Lift your hands to God and by faith ask Him to move you forward how ever He wills. You will see the God of the impossible show up on your behalf.
Father we thank You that we can raise our hands in the midst of hardships because You alone are God and nothing is impossible with You.Help us to keep our hands lifted to You as we walk through the trials of life trusting that You will move us forward always. Take our fear and doubts and replace them with faith and belief that we might be a witness to Your glory and wonder we pray in Jesus name, amen!