Moses' and his people's march out of Egypt to the edge of the Red Sea symbolized what every single one of us must face. The question, Will the power of God care for our human needs?
For Moses, the answer must have been yes. He had felt God's power. He had stood before a burning bush that was not consumed. He had confronted Pharaoh. His spiritual conviction of God's control broke through the barrier of the Red Sea. Moses yielded to God so fully that the superiority of Spirit was seen in a profoundly tangible way.
The children of Israel had been doubtful. The way seemed so solidly blocked. They were yielding to the view that matter determines what can be accomplished.