By: Jackie Warner
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 to be still.” Exodus 14: 13-14
Last week I was listening to a devotion and the message was short but fulfilling and, of course, right on time. I share the scripture with you from Exodus 14: 13-14 to read and absorb these words into your life.
In this scripture, the Israelites were facing opposition and obstacles all around. Pharaoh’s army was approaching, the mountains surrounded them, and the Red Sea lay before them.
- Do not be afraid – This scripture does not tell us to not know fear, but you have to resist the urge to let fear run your life
- Stand firm – Yes, give it all you have, be confident, put on the breastplate of God’s strength to stand and trust him through the fear
- Deliverance – We ask, and we seek it daily, but when it comes to us, we doubt if it is the right time; we retreat to what we know and lose sight of what is in the forefront. Remember when Peter was on the water and instead of looking forward toward Jesus, Peter started doubting when he saw the wind and began to sink — and Jesus said “O you of little faith.” Matthew 14: 22-23
- The Lord will fight for you – This does not mean that you are not to take action. The Lord will fight for us through us, equipping and preparing us to be bold. “For I will give you speech and wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.” Luke 21:15; and “It will not be you speaking but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.” Matthew 10:20
- Be still – Be still in your spirit but trust God with His way of escape and go. Remember — What did he say first? Do not be afraid.
Until Next Time, Be Sincere, Kind and Intentional
Jackie Warner, Community Outreach Specialist
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