“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.
It is one of my favorite verses in scripture and it’s 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 Multiple Sclerosis.
A Red Sea of weird symptoms, answerless doctor’s appointments, tests that really won’t tell us anything and treatment options that are dangerous, scary and expensive.
MS is something that’s hard to diagnose. It’s difficult to treat. It is a disease that plays out in many different ways for each individual patient.
I’m walking a road I never wanted to travel to a diagnosis that I do not want to have connected to my name.
How did this happen? How did I get so sick?
But, in being real, I have to say that God’s peace is REAL through it all. He is walking this with me and although from my view, this wasn’t in the plan… for God, well, 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.