Ever felt like you’re going in the wrong direction—that you were not on the right path? I can imagine that’s how the Israelites felt when they came up against the massive Red Sea. They must have thought, Surely God would not deliver us from Egypt only to lead us down a dead-end path to drown. But as Moses stood before the Red Sea, surrounded by a mass of people God had entrusted him to lead out of Egypt, he was confronted with a difficult situation. Before them was a massive ocean, one he knew was impossible to cross. And behind them was an army out to kill them. He knew they could not go backwards because they were not equipped to fight and win. Besides, God wanted him to keep moving forward. But how? In what might have been his most difficult moment, Moses cried out to God, and God answered him saying, “Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground” (Exodus 14:15-16, New Living Translation). Moses had everything he needed to solve the problem right there in his hand. He just didn’t know it. It’s the same with many in the Church today. Sometimes, we make the mistake of thinking we’re headed in the wrong direction when we’re not. The problem is that while we’re on the right path we don’t take advantage of the resources God has made available to us to defeat the problems that confront us. As believers, God has given us His Word, which is “alive and powerful” (Hebrews 4:12, New Living Translation), to use as a sword to cut through the obstacles and challenges we face so we can reach the goal He has set for us.