Step forward because you trust God! Marching into the deep

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This morning after a few incredible days, the enemy is still trying to stir up worry and fear. Today I choose to step forward trusting God and acknowledging Him! My comeback is to lean into God and trust in Him.

Can you imagine being at the Red Sea and seeing the Egyptians coming after you and how that may have felt? Today, we need to be looking to and trusting in God! Look to Him and even if it means marching into the deep, we need to choose to step forward because we trust in God! If He says go, then we should go. If He says stay, we should stay. Let’s choose to not lean in on our own understanding but instead put our trust in God and acknowledge Him because we know He will show us the path to take!

Trusting God Amidst the Waves

Stepping Forward in Trust

In the face of lingering doubts and fears, it is crucial to anchor our actions in trust and acknowledgment of God’s sovereignty. Drawing inspiration from the biblical account of the Israelites at the Red Sea, we find a powerful reminder that, when faced with seemingly insurmountable challenges, our response should be to fix our gaze upon God.

In Proverbs 3:5-6, we are exhorted to “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” This echoes the sentiment of stepping forward, even into the deep, because we trust that God is guiding our steps. Choosing to acknowledge Him in every situation is the foundation upon which we build our faith.

Key Takeaways and Applications:

As fathers, this biblical perspective calls us to emulate such unwavering trust in our journey of parenthood. In times of uncertainties and unclear paths, God encourages us to trust in His plan. Just as the Israelites followed God’s command to march into the deep, we too must lead our families with the same faith-driven obedience. This means surrendering our fears and relying on God’s wisdom. Embracing the role of a father with trust in God allows us to navigate challenges, secure in the knowledge that He will lead us to a path of righteousness.

Marching Forward in Faith

A Call to Trust and Obedience

In the face of adversity, the call to step forward in trust is not just a one-time decision but a continuous journey. The story of the Red Sea reminds us that God’s faithfulness is unwavering, and our trust in Him should be equally steadfast. Joshua 1:9 reinforces this by saying, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

As fathers, our strength comes from embracing this divine guidance. Let us be fathers who, despite the uncertainties and challenges, choose to step into the deep, knowing that God’s plan is perfect, and our obedience leads to the fulfillment of His purpose in our families.

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit:


Verse: Exodus 14:22 (NIV)

and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

Therefore, let’s be the dads who even when the heat is on, and we feel the pressure look to God rather than cowering in fear. Additionally, let’s be the dads who trust God enough to move forward for His glory when He calls us to so that He is able to work miracles in and through our lives too that will produce testimonies and legacy. Today, let’s step forward and march on the dry grown with the walls of water on either side as God leads and guides us forward today.

Today’s Devotional points us to Hebrews 11:1 that speaks to “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Let’s be the dads who trust God’s promises even when we aren’t seeing it. Marching in confidence, trusting God, is so key to our lives.

Faith enough to go forward

Today’s Devotional speaks to the verse where “Moses and the Israelites found themselves in such a place when they marched out of Egypt.” Exodus tells us:

10As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were the Egyptians, marching after them. They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. 11They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? 12Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”

13Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. 14The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

15Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. 16Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground. 17I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they will go in after them. And I will gain glory through Pharaoh and all his army, through his chariots and his horsemen. 18The Egyptians will know that I am the Lord when I gain glory through Pharaoh, his chariots and his horsemen.”

19Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, 20coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.

21Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and all that night the Lord drove the sea back with a strong east wind and turned it into dry land. The waters were divided, 22and the Israelites went through the sea on dry ground, with a wall of water on their right and on their left.

Move forward by faith instead of sight

Let’s be the dads who even when we don’t see it choose to be bold and courageous and by faith in God’s ability to keep us safe and will help us. We need to choose to be obedient to God’s instruction and direction. Let’s be the dads who believe enough to step forward and step into what God has asked to do.

Today, let’s be the dads who realize that the places we are in have purpose, even if we lose vision let’s grab hold of how it strengthens our faith. Let’s pray God’s Word and His promises so that we can receive the “assurance about the things we cannot see.”

“It’s always too early to quit.”


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