Genesis 14:1-4 says, "And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they turn and encamp before Pi-ha-hiroth, between Migdol and the sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it ye shall encamp by the sea. For Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, They are entangled in the land, the wilderness hath shut them in. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he shall follow after them; and I will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and upon all his host; that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord. And they did so."
I recently read this, and what struck me was that God actually led the Israelites into a trap! All they did was obey Him, and as a result they found themselves in an absolutely impossible situation. They had the Red Sea in front of them, mountains on either side, and Pharaoh's army behind them! In other words, they weren't going to get away! But wait a minute; God wasn't done. You see, God will sometimes place us in impossible situations, but He will never leave us there! So be encouraged; no matter what your problem may be, God is bigger than your problem!