I’ve been reading through the book of Exodus recently, and one particular verse jumped out at me last week. In chapter 14, by God’s grace, the Israelites are about to cross the Red Sea. Yet half way through their journey, they look back, and they see the Egyptians in hot pursuit. They are petrified! In fact the people start grumbling, they state that it would have been better for them to remain in slavery! Moses responds with great encouragement, he says this in verse 14; ‘The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still’.
We all face different battles. Yet we all relate to the experience of looking behind, and becoming increasingly worried and afraid of what might unfold. In the midst of our difficulties, Moses encouragement remains true for us today. ‘The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still’.
As a child of God, your heavenly Father loves you. He knows what is best for you, and He is fighting for you. In fact, it is at the cross of Calvary that God reveals to us just how much He is willing to fight for you. God sent His son Jesus to die your death on a cross. There is no greater proof that your heavenly Father is on your side. In every difficult circumstance, there are always things we need to put into action. Yet the first thing we must do is this – ‘be still’. We must sit before our heavenly Father, and rest in His unfailing love. To ‘be still’, is to trust in this truth – God is for you, and loves you with a great passion.
May we find great rest in who God is before the trials of the coming week confront us.
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