I Will Fight For You!
And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still.
Leading up to this passage, the Israelites, God's chosen people, were fleeing from the Egyptians who were in pursuit of them after they had left captivity in Egypt. The Israelites were scared and vulnerable. They were in a moment of panic at what they were facing. But Moses told them not to fear and to stand firm. God had a plan for his people and he was going to fight for them. They had only to trust God and see him fight on their behalf.
When we face difficult situations, unknown circumstance, or even just difficult emotions within us, our first response is probably not to "be still". Our reactions probably look more like worry, fear, or anxiety, striving to do whatever we can to be in control of the situation. We try to engage the battle for security, stability, and peace all on our own.
However, what if instead of working harder to control what is going on around us or even inside of us, we practiced being still? If we take the time to be still, to think, to process, to pray, to read God's Word, we will be reminded that God is sovereign and when we submit to him, he will fight for us. He will encourage us. He will care for us.
Join me this week in practicing being still and allowing God to fight for us and to care for us.