The Lord Will Fight For You...Be Still
Whenever I read this verse,
The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Exodus 14:!4
I imagine a war where a solider who is armed and ready for battle is hunkered down in a trench with a bombs and explosions, fighting, chaos, basically what you see in movies about WWII. I imagine a young solider with eyes closed and being perfectly still while the battle goes on and then with open eyes, the battle is won...there is a quietness and peace and it all seemed like a dream. Then, I imagine mothers and daddies on the home front. Those whose spouses are off at war or at work while they are at home taking care of a house, babies, bills, groceries, and the world is noisy, full of chaos, and the threat of defeat is around each corner. I imagine that parent, when the babies are all in bed and the house is a total wreck but a moment of still quietness is calling. To be still for a second and know the Lord is fighting the battle that is already won.
I pray that women and men, in what ever battle they are in daily, remember to be still and know that our Lord is fighting. We can be unafraid and stand firm because our deliverance is here. The Lord is fighting for us, we need only be still.
While this verse is powerful, the verse that follows is even more amazing...
"Why do you cry out to me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward." Exodus 14:15
See, sometimes we read a really powerful verse and stop, not realizing that God's command was even greater than that of Moses. Moses simply said "Keep Calm!" but God said, "Keep Calm and March On."
Behind them He was protecting His people. They needed to keep their wits about them and follow their leader in unison, to believe and not to leave anyone behind. God provided ONE WAY to salvation for them and that was to trust and follow. Once they did they, they no longer had to worry about the army coming down on them. God took care of that too! He provides a way out for us if we will simply follow Him, turn to Him, trust Him. When we are under pressure, scared, and helpless then we are to completely be still and remember who is fighting for us, then all we have to do is with all the trust in our hearts, follow.
He is our guide through the sea, the storms, the wilderness, the desert. We must keep moving forward and letting Him lead us to his Mountain and on to the promised land.
When the waters returned and covered them. He covered them ALL. He's got our backs! Run forward with your armor on and He's got your back.