Just Stay Calm

One of my favorite promises in the Bible is this: “The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” And wow! Did God fight for His people! The story in Exodus 14 is packed full of drama, mystery and miracles! It’s the story of the Red Sea and about a million of God’s people walking on dry ground between two incredibly gigantic walls of water as God held back the sea to rescue the Israelites.

Oh there was a LOT of celebrating on the other side of the Red Sea once they saw what God did to save them. But what were they doing BEFORE the answer arrived? Pretty much freaking out! Complaining. Wishing they could go back to Egypt where they’d been enslaved and abused. Not one of their finest moments, to be sure.

If we are being honest, we’ve all been there. That “Red Sea” moment when we thought God was leading us in a direction and all of a sudden the enemy came rushing in. Whatever it is…or was…it felt like life or death.What God did for His people in Exodus 14 is a reminder of what He will do for us now. 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. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”

What if we choose to worship God – in front of the Red Sea. BEFORE we can see the outcome…what if we trust Him…and instead of worrying we choose to thank Him for His provision AHEAD of the storm! We can pray Exodus 14:13-14 in confidence. “I will not be afraid. Lord, I am going to stand still and watch you rescue me today. Thank you! that You, God, are fighting for me. And in that, I can just remain calm.”

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