Scripture: Exodus 14: 13-14
Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”
Lately I have struggled with the enemy of indecision, longing for a heavenly “GPS” such as the cloud by day or pillar of fire by night. I have wondered if my ears and heart are plugged or if the simple instruction to “be still” is my “Siri” to spiritual peace. Certainly an enemy as ominous as the Egyptian warriors thundering toward the Israelites as they stood trapped on the shore of the Red Sea doesn’t compare to the silent enemy of indecision; however, God’s little instruction book never changes. Just as we learned as children the firefighter’s code to “stop, drop and roll” (should we ever have our clothing inflamed), so should we memorize our Lord’s code when in a fearful situation: Do not be afraid…stand firm…look for the Lord’s deliverance (not my self-styled plan) …and be still. The reward for obedience? (drumroll, please)
– The enemy you see today “you will never see again.” Now that’s worth engraving on our hearts!