Have I been with you this long, and you still do not trust Me? Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart and lean not on your understanding. Acknowledge Me in ALL your ways, and I will make your paths straight. It is easy to trust Me when the path seems clearly marked, or you feel a sense of control. However, real faith trusts despite circumstances, when you cannot see the way clearly.
Think of the Israelites when they came to the Red Sea. They believed that I had led them there to die. I led them there so that I could show My glory. Why do you think that I would change? For surely I will display My glory so that the world will know that I am God and there is no other.
Put your trust in Me alone and I will not disappoint you. It is faith that pleases Me. Put your trust in Me and My goodness, for surely I will never forsake the righteous.
Exodus 14:10-18 New Century Version (NCV)
10 When the Israelites saw the king and his army coming after them, they were very frightened and cried to the Lord for help. 11 They said to Moses, “What have you done to us? Why did you bring us out of Egypt to die in the desert? There were plenty of graves for us in Egypt. 12 We told you in Egypt, ‘Let us alone; we will stay and serve the Egyptians.’ Now we will die in the desert.”
13 But Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Stand still and you will see the Lord save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again after today. 14 You only need to remain calm; the Lord will fight for you.”
15 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Command the Israelites to start moving. 16 Raise your walking stick and hold it over the sea so that the sea will split and the people can cross it on dry land. 17 I will make the Egyptians stubborn so they will chase the Israelites, but I will be honored when I defeat the king and all of his chariot drivers and chariots. 18 When I defeat the king, his chariot drivers, and chariots, the Egyptians will know that I am the Lord.”