“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today…
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:13-14
With a river blocking the way before them and an army advancing behind them, the Israelites were terrified. Maybe you’ve been there—unable to see your way forward but not able to go back. If so, you can identify with the Israelites’ fear. Moses’ answer seemed unreasonable:
- Do not be afraid.
- Stand firm.
- See the deliverance of the Lord.
- God will fight for you.
- Stand still.
Yes, this is humanly impossible when all we see is the threat, but when we lift our eyes above the circumstances and focus on God we are able to put fear in its place, stand firm, be still, and await God’s deliverance because He fights for us. He is no different today than when He opened the sea to rescue Israel and drowned their enemy.
Stand still, confident in God. You may have to walk through mud, but expect Him to part the waters and make a way.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”