You split the sea
So I could walk right through it
My fears were drowned in perfect love
You rescued me
And I could stand and sing
I am a child of a God
-Bethel Music, No Longer Slaves
The hope of the cross is that God rescues you, His child, from the calamity of sin, He resurrects your suffering, He overcomes your fears, and He protects you from the pit of despair. He splits your seas of struggle so you can walk right through them with courage and not drown in fear. He allows you to walk through the fiery furnace of worldly injustice and not be burned. The cross is a reminder that Christ has defeated death and He will overcome all of our fears! In His perfect love, He will rescue you.
Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.