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  • Writer's pictureCheryl Eastman

No Way to It but through It

Updated: Jul 23, 2020


“Then Moses said to the people, ‘Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand…(Exodus 13:3-5).


The time had come for the Israelites to move out of their place of bondage, from that place of stagnation they had lived in for four hundred years. The time had come for the people of God to go forward into their destiny, to the place where God had promised their fathers and forefathers He would take them—to a land that flowed with milk and honey. To get to that place however, they had to go through the Red Sea. The people weren't just coming out of bondage and out of oppression and depression, but they were going into their promised land—the land that flowed with milk and honey, the land that gushed with God's provision. They were finally walking into their destiny.


The hardships of their existence may have given them temporary amnesia about who they were. Have you been chained to pain for so long that you have forgotten who you are? For some of you, the pain has completely blocked your view and has kept you from knowing your true identity. Pain has a way of taking away our sense of being and our sense of belonging. Pain can cause us to have temporary amnesia. Pain is no joke; it can stop you dead in your tracks.

When Pharaoh realized what he had done, he summoned all the king’s horses and all the king’s men to pursue what he considered to be his property. In fact, he took six hundred of his best chariots and the captains over them (big mistake). This sounds like a set-up by God to me.

When the Egyptians reached the children of Israel, they were camped by the seaside. I’m quite sure Pharaoh looked at the situation and said, “I've got them now; they have no place to go!” I say to you, when you are between the devil and the deep blue sea, see God! He will come through every time, just TRUST.



To get to the point where you really are aware of your position in this world, you must persevere through some things. If you think the enemy is going to let you go tra-la-lain to God’s plan for your life, my sister or brother, you’ve got another think coming. When the enemy of your soul sees that you are determined to leave the place of bondage and move forward into your destiny, he will whip out the big guns and come after you with his best chariots and horses. If he had his way, you would never be free. He would do to you what he did to Samson—gouge out your eyes so that you could not see. He would chain you up so as to restrict you and limit your ability to push forward and proceed into your wealthy place.

We all have a Red Sea in our lives. You know—that great big thing standing between you and your purpose, between you and who you are called to be. There is no way to get to where you are called to be except through the pain, through that failed marriage, through dealing with those knuckle-headed children of yours, through the pain of betrayal, and through the pain of being tossed aside and left for dead.

Never underestimate the power of God to get the monkey off your back. I don’t care if the monkey is as large as King Kong; God can and will bring you through. It might not happen quite as dramatically as it happened on the day that Pharaoh thought he was all that and a box of grits but if you keep moving forward, it will happen.

So, get ready for the hell hounds to be on your trail. Get ready for Satan’s minions to come after you but trust me, God will bring you through and when it’s all said and done, you will know exactly who you are, and no one will be able to keep you from that. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that things don’t just happen. God allows some situations as a bridge to take us from one place to another. Going through is never easy but there is no way to it but through it.

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