“But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14 The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13-14, NLT)
As I continue in this series of Battle Plans, I mentioned yesterday in the first one that sometimes God’s battle plan for our life is to stand still and sometimes it’s to fight. Everyone’s plan is different and the important thing to remember is that whether God instructs us to stand still or to fight, He will never instruct you to give up.
If you study the life of Moses you will find he had a very difficult task in leading people. He found himself constantly relying on God’s direction. He didn’t always follow God’s instruction but I believe his heart was to do what was right. I’m sure we can all relate to that. You will find in this passage as well as yesterday’s there was quick instruction to calm everyone done and cause them to focus but there was detailed instruction on what to do in order to win the battle.
Today, what I want you to focus on is, do not be afraid. I don’t know what each of you are facing but I know there are probably some of you that have some things going on in your life that can cause fear. You don’t know what to do or what’s going to happen and God wants you to not be afraid.
Some of you might be in the fighting stage of your life but I know that some of you, God is instructing you today, “Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today.” In The Message translation that next sentence says, “Take a good look at the Egyptians today for you’re never going to see them again.” Go ahead, take a good look at the enemy that’s staring you in the face and causing fear today, because you’re never going to see them again! The Lord himself is going to fight for you. Just stay calm.
Be still, The Lord will fight for you!