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“Hundreds of times I have been able to give a helpful grip to brethren and sisters who have come into that same condition, which grip I could never have given had I not known their deep despondency…I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.”

-Charles Spurgeon

Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving forward. As for you Moses, lift up your staff and reach out with your hand over the sea and divide it, and the sons of Israel shall go through the midst of the sea on dry land."

-Exodus 14:15-16

If you want God to do the , you have to do the .

Moses answered, “Fear not, stand firm in your faith and watch as the Lord rescues you today. The Lord will fight for you and you shall hold your peace.

-Exodus 14:13

1. I must my .

Perfect love drives out all fears.

-1 John 4:18

2. I must in my faith.

If God is for us, who can possibly be against us?

-Romans 8:31

3. I must onto my .

We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew later on he would be glad he did.

-Hebrews 12:2

To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

1. Gilbert began the message talking about 2 tragedies. How has pain in your past held you back? in what ways has it
helped propel you forward?

2. Gilbert talked about 3 ways in which we can “kiss the wave”.  Which comes easiest for you? Hardest?

3. In what area of life have you been hesitant to take the first step? Ask others in the group to hold you accountable to
doing it this week!

4. In what area of life have you been taking next steps but need to keep going and not give up until God shows up and shows off?

5. What is your next step as a result of this message?