COURAGE: Being brave enough to take the next step, even when you’re afraid.
MAIN POINT: You can take the next step even when things seem impossible.
BIBLE STORY: Moses and the Red Sea | Exodus 13:17-14:31
MEMORY VERSE: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9b
In Exodus 13:17–14:31, Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, but found himself up against an impossible scenario: the Red Sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army chasing them down from behind. Only God could save them. Moses stood strong in the face of fear and took the next step forward, literally into the Red Sea. He trusted God to do what only God could do — part the sea and create dry ground for the Israelites to escape. Our God is truly the God of the impossible.
You can take the next step even when things seem impossible. We may not face the Red Sea or an army of angry Egyptians, but we will face moments where what we need to do will feel impossible to us. When that happens, we can remember that we can trust God no matter what. God is bigger and stronger than anything we face. Just like Moses and the Israelites, God can do the impossible in our lives, too.