Stand Still

And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. - Exodus 14:13

Exodus 14 - Moses told the people, "Don't just do something. Stand there!" Those were not his exact words, but they might make us stop to look more closely at the account of the parting of the Red Sea.

It is easy to miss what it meant for the Israelites when Moses said, "Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today'" (v. 13). It meant that they had to stand still, trusting the Lord and do nothing, even though Pharaoh's army was pursuing, they were fleeing, and the Red Sea was in the way!

Notice how long they had to stand still-all night. What a long night that must have been. Pursued and pinned in, they had no escape.

God could have delivered them immediately, but He chose not to. Instead, He taught them to trust Him. They were not given anything to do but to wait.

Can you stand still and wait? It is hard sometimes not to do something. Salvation comes to us because Jesus did it all. God's work in our life sometimes is the same way. We stand still, and He works while we wait.

[ Prayer for the Day ]

Dear God, please give me patience. Help me to know how to stand still, trusting in You and to waiting on You. Lord, all I have to do is stand still wearing your amour; but it is You who will fight my battles. Help me Lord to over come my own anxiety and distrust. This I pray in Jesus' Name. Amen.

[ Reference Scripture ]

Please read Exodus chapters 14 and 15

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