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The Red Sea Theory

“And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.  The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” God.

Here is the Red Sea theory, that at the last minute God will intervene and divert disaster. There is a lot to be said about this. 

Moses photoLife has many tests in it. As human beings we do better and we do worse. We pass some of the tests and we fail some of the tests. That is just the nature of life.

In everybody’s life there are those defining moments when their personal world seems to be on the brink of disaster. The Bible story of Israel at the Red Sea is one of those moments. God had just led Israel out of Egypt with a mighty hand. Pharaoh, being set  up for the kill, follows with his army. And there between Pharaoh’s army and the  Red Sea lies Israel trapped. It is a hopeless situation. But therein lies the lesson, with God no situation is hopeless.

So what happens? God through Moses parts the Red Sea. Israel rushes through with the waters on either side to safety. When Pharaoh and his army try to follow the Red Sea collapses on them and they are drowned. God made victory possible from the impossible. But that isn’t really the important lesson here, there is something more fundamental.

Israel should have had full confidence in  God. After all he had just inflicted ten remarkable plagues upon Egypt, each one greater then the one before. God had already proven that He could deliver Israel. So the fundamental lesson is not the working of the miracle but of ‘trust’.

Trust is something which leads us to hope. Hope is a mighty and powerful champion. Hope will allow you to continue to work at something and never give up. Making a personal application I can apply it to my own life and my desire to be a writer. If I have confidence that God can make a way, I will continue to labor at my task.

How many people have quit their dreams because the road just got too rough? I recall listening to a Neil Young interview and how he left his home town to strike it big as a musician. There were very talented musicians he wanted to accompany him. Unfortunately they didn’t have the courage to leave home and try their fortunes on the road. Who knows what might have been if they tried? Never give up. Never give up on God and never give up on yourself. When you give up you are lost.

Hope brings a fighting spirit to people. We, as human beings, are made in the struggle. Like swords are made strong when they go through the burning fires of the furnace, so do our trials and tribulations make us powerful and strong. If you are an artist it is rare that the world is going to bow down and glorify your work at the drop of a hat. No, you, just like everyone else, are going to have to pay their dues. When a person continues in their art, for the love of the task, and strives to reach that professional level, it is a winning combination.

So therein lies lesson of the Red Sea. God can deliver you. But God doesn’t deliver everybody. Babies are aborted, innocents perish in war and famine, senseless murders take place, diseases strike down people prematurely, you see the list can be very long.

The idea is that God can deliver you. If you have that faith then you can have the courage to continue pursuing your dreams. You only live in this life once so give it your best shot. Just by realizing what your dreams are, you are already ahead of the game.

I would like to present to you my horror book “Scarecrow, Scarecrow”. I am very proud of this novella. Part of the theme is about a  young girl searching for her dreams of becoming a rock star by going to New York City. Of course a little evil intercedes, after all it is a horror book.

The Red Sea Theory

John Kaniecki

John Kaniecki is a full-time caregiver for his wife Sylvia. He is a published writer and works with the Church of Christ. John has lived with bipolar for over thirty years and has been hospitalized nine times, three of which were committed. John has chronicled his life story in his memoirs "More Than The Madness". Also of note is John's book of poetry "Murmurings Of A Mad Man" which are poems written about being committed in Graystone Psychiatric Hospital. John believes in the power of words to change the world for the better. His website can be seen here. His books can be seen on Amazon. You can visit his personal blog "Turn A Page Or Two" here.

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Kaniecki, J. (2018). The Red Sea Theory. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 22, 2019, from


Last updated: 7 Apr 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 7 Apr 2018
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