Exodus 14:13 And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again NO MORE forever. (KJV)
Moses is God’s leader of the Hebrew people (also known as the Israelites or the Jewish nation). Moses is also God’s spokesman to deliver the fear not message. Moses tells them to FEAR NOT but to stand still. Really, stand still with Pharaoh’s Egyptian army chasing them down? Moses you have got to be kidding! Are you sure you heard right? Ummmmm, could you double check with God and make sure you got that correct? And HURRY!
Deliverance comes from God when we are obedient. It is my experience that the Lord often asks us to do the exact opposite of what seems rational. In this case, He is saying stand and just watch! Moses tells the people, God will show you salvation–rescue, relief, deliverance.
What am I afraid of?
This is not what I wanted to read today! Why? Because the Lord has been telling me to “BE STILL and BE QUIET,” and He will take care of my “oppressors.” This is NOT EASY people! Everything in me wants to take up arms and fight one minute and run away and hide the next. I hate confrontation!
Fear comes from doubting He will do what He says He will do. The LORD did not reveal how the Egyptians would be removed from their sight. He just simply stated they would not be seen anymore after TODAY! I personally wish the LORD had given me a time frame!!! As my sweet Mamma often said, “You can do anything for 24 hours.”
So the question for today is: Can I (you) learn to trust when it is unknown how long it will be before God moves?
Only if I stop worrying about tomorrow. Max Lucado wrote that worry “is irrelevant and irreverent,” and Oswald Chambers says worry is “impertinent.” Irrelevant because worry changes nothing, irreverent because worry leaves God out of the equation, and impertinent because worry says I think I can do a better job of running my life than God. How is that for convicting? The waves just crashed over my head and the current is pulling me d-o-w-n!
The only way to break out of an undertow is to BE STILL and let the water carry you. It will spit you out on the shore only if you stop resisting. So, let’s do what the Lord is asking and BE STILL and watch and see what HE will do for us. That my sweet sisters is trust at its best.