Exodus 14:14, 19-20 The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still. Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long.
Oof. What if, when God seems to have abandoned us, he is merely moving to guard our backs against dangers unseen? Oh, Lord, I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!