“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
This verse has meant so much to me over the past years of walking a new road of sickness, of moving overseas, of great transition and change.
It is one of my favorite verses in scripture. This verse is found in a chapter that tells a story of God’s power, his ability to move in situations and his planning of every moment.
The Israelites were backed up to the Red Sea.
The Egyptian army was approaching fast and furious.
What did Moses tell the fearful children of God?
You don’t have to do anything.
Just be still and trust.
He will fight the battle for you.
In His time. In His way.
For me, I’m up against the Red Sea of so many things. Life overseas is stressful. Ministry is complicated. Family needs are many. Personal struggles. Health issues.
A Red Sea of new situations, learning, growth, challenge and change.
Every day is a battle to trust, hope and hold on steadfastly to the promises of God.
It feels like I should have to DO something. Feel a certain way or say a specific thing or pray a special prayer or be a different way.
Some days, walking a road I never wanted to travel.
Some days, confidently ready to move forward.
Most days a balance between the two.
Yet, God says, “Be still.”
He daily calls me to watch him work in these trials. Watch him go before me. Watch him have my back. Watch him smooth out the mountains. Watch. Be still. Let him engineer and work and do and move.
He is walking this with me and although from my view, I wonder how it will all work out, for God, He isn’t surprised at all. He has a plan.
A plan that I will gladly walk, knowing that I’m being held in the palm of His hand.
A plan that I can wait, be still and trust His precious promise to bring me through to the other side.
Whatever your Red Sea, be still.
You only need to be still.