“And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore hast thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt” (Exodus 14:11)Text — Exodus 14:5-13
You may have heard about claustrophobia (fear of confined places), hydrophobia (fear of water) or xenophobia (fear of strangers). But you may not have heard about thanatophobia (fear of death or dying). It is a form of anxiety characterized by a fear of one’s own death referred to as death anxiety. The children of Israel manifested this symptom in our text when they were faced with the threat of certain, violent death. Under this condition, they forgot the promises of God. They forgot His past miracles and deliverances. They even chided with Moses, the man who did them much good. And they spoke unadvisedly, preferring their past life of bondage to their present life of liberty. All these happened because they were anxious. You are bound to react negatively when you are anxious.
But they need not have worried. God, who brought them out of Egypt, was determined to take them to the Promised Land. He was both willing and able to keep them and preserve them. You have nothing to worry about. Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
Trust in the Lord
There is nothing to worry about.
Prayer for today
Oh God, remove my anxiety and grant me peace in Jesus’ name.