Be Still

Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid.  Stand firm and you will

see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.  The Egyptians you

see today you will never see again.  The Lord will fight for you; you

need only be still.”  – Exodus 14:13-14


 Will you be still?  Sometimes, the toughest thing that we must do is

simply be still.  In the verses above, the Israelites had been released

by Pharaoh and had been led by Moses to the edge of the Red Sea.  After

their exodus, Pharaoh changed his mind and sent his army after them.

The Israelites now stood with their backs to the sea and watched the

army approach them.  They questioned why God had delivered them from

bondage only to have them killed on the banks of the Red Sea.  God

responded to their cries by instructing Moses to charge them to be

still.  If they would simply be still, the Lord would fight for them.

We are much like the people of Israel.  When God brings us through one

storm only to find that we face another, we are quick to question Him.

Why?  Why did you lead me through the prior trial only to leave me here

to face this bigger one?  The Lord instructs us, however, to be still.

God will fight for us.  We need only be still.  Take a moment today to

consider your life.  Are you standing on the edge of the Red Sea with

the Egyptians approaching?  Remember that God wants you to be still.  I

realize that every muscle in your body wants to do something.  The only

thing you need do, however, is trust in God.  He will fight for you.

You need only be still.

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