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Emergency Thinking & Splitting the Sea
One of the simplest and most impactful ways to deal with stress is simply to understand that though we have stress, it doesn’t define us. Consider the story of the Red Sea.
With the Egyptians hot on their trail, the Jewish people run up against a body of water with nowhere to go. They despair.
“Moshe, were there no graves in Egypt that you took us to die in the desert?” It’s black, there’s no hope, the whole Exodus was pointless!
Four verses later, Moshe is praying desperately when God says, “Enough, Moshe. All they have to do is jump in.” According to the Medrash, God was saying, “You don’t need to pray, Moshe. These Jews are big believers. They trust in Me, they left Egypt to follow Me. In the merit of their trust, the sea will split.”
Huh? Literally a few moments beforehand, they’re sunk in despair, regretting their whole relationship with God. Now God testifies, “Ah! My children – such believers, worthy of miracles!” Are they believers or not? Is their temper tantrum really nothing? MORE