“As pharaoh approached, the Israelite’s looked up, and there were Egyptians marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord: “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die?” (Exodus 10-11)
Moses tells the Israelite’s to be still and the Lord will fight for them (v 13). God parts the sea, saves them from Pharaoh, and delivers them out of Egypt. Yet they continue to grumble against God and doubt his promises.
In fact, when they reached the promised land the first time, they were afraid they couldn’t take the region even though God said they could. Because of their lack of faith, God sends them back into the wilderness to wander 40 years until most of their generation dies.
I wish I didn’t relate as well as I do. Often times I feel afraid when I get uncomfortable; then I begin to doubt God; and then I start to complain.
How often do we say we trust God until the going gets tough? Then we grouse, grumble and cry out to Him in frustration, all too sure He’s left us or He’s trying to punish us.
Unfortunately, whether on land or sea, the doubter is destined to drift:
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do (James 1:5-8).
It’s hard not to doubt when God is in it, because when God is in it, often times…IT’S HARD!
The Israelite’s had a huge challenge set before them with God leading the way. Instead they doubted and lost Gods best for them.
If you’re still waiting on go, ask God to reveal the areas where you lack faith. Then go forward with what you feel He has called you to…and believe that the one you believe in will go before you.