ENOUGH: BE STILL
“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” (Exodus 14:14)
When we’re faced with a problem, we usually want to solve it. Exodus tells us that the Israelites were faced with a massive problem: standing on the edge of the Red Sea, there was nowhere to escape from the fast-approaching Egyptian soldiers – they were stuck. And when they called out in desperation, they were told, “you need only to be still”. Wait, what?
This verse, and the rest of the Israelites’ story, is a reminder for us not to be overwhelmed with whatever we’re facing in life. God promises that He is fighting with us. Tearfund could be overwhelmed with the scale of global poverty, but we are not alone in our fight. You could get overwhelmed with the expectations and pressures mounting in your life, but God says, I am fighting with you, be still.
Father, as we lay down the situations that scare us, the problems that overwhelm us and the expectations that pressure us, we thank You that we can be still. We praise You for Your almighty power that can split seas in half, and thank You that You are fighting with us. Amen.
Emily Owen, Tearfund