So the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea on the dry ground, and the waters were a wall to them on their right hand and on their left. Exodus 14:22
The Israelites felt trapped with the Red Sea on one side and the Egyptian army on the other. It seemed like there was no way out.
When your back is against the wall never doubt the power of God. However, His way of escape is often unusual and always takes place in His timing.
Israel’s escape came when the Lord caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea into dry land, and the waters were divided. Exodus 14:21
He did not open the Red Sea in a matter of moments, though He could. He did not reach out and instantly destroy the Egyptian’s, though He could.
He chose to use a blowing, all-night wind.
Paul says, “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13
God’s “way of escape” may not come instantly but it is the best path for you to take.
The journey may seem perilous, like water on the left and right side of you, but keep looking and traveling forward toward the safety God provides.
How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will? Hebrews 2:3-4
The ultimate escape for you is Jesus. He saves you from death. He frees you from the bondage of sin. He is God’s “Way of escape”.