PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Exodus 13-15
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14)
How do you respond when things go crazy, or fall apart, or become stressful?
For me, I jump into ‘panic’ mode, and try to manage and fix things.
On the one hand, this is good; God wired us to respond wisely to challenges.
But, to clarify, He wired us to respond to challenges WITH Him, not FOR Him.
Too often we (I) go it alone, take things into our own hands, or forget about God.
I love these words of Moses (v.14), but I am also challenged by them.
When the stress levels rise, instead of going into ‘panic’ mode, try ‘peace’ mode.
Breathe deep, quiet the mind, go slow, and face the tension WITH God.
He has not abandoned us, He is not ignoring us, He will not leave us to the enemy.
Too often our panic only increases the problem, our responses only makes things worse.
God will help you differently than He helped Israel in this story… but He will help!
Don’t let the enemy scare you into folly – which is his intention.
I find it helpful to repeat the words, “Be still, and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
Try it next time you face a crisis, and see how the Lord makes a way for you!
Lord, I see You resting on the boat while the storm rages. Remind me that You are Lord of the wind and waves of life, and You will lead me through to the other side!