Exodus 14:13-14(NIV) 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 to be still.
As we submit our lives to the Lord, God will remind us of our life’s battles He will fight.
Trapped against the Red Sea, the Israelites watched in terror as the Egyptians advanced in hot pursuit of them.
And it was Moses alone who remained calm and encouraged the people not to be afraid. He challenged them to be still and allow the Lord to fight for them.
We who are the leaders of our families, churches, schools, workplaces, and communities, really need to read today’s message of empowerment.
As we raise our children, we, too, will be faced with panic-producing situations. If we do not have a solid foundation of Godly Faith.
We may be overcome with fear and tempted to act irrationally. Instead, the Lord asks us to pause and seek his guidance in all our affairs, even in the raising of our children.
God reminds us the battle is His, in this reading passage of Exodus.
The revelation in today’s reading and the message is you can depend on God.
Obviously, this requires us to depend on God’s wisdom instead of our own. I am learning every day in different aspects of my life to depend on the Lord and His Divine Word.
Often, we are faced with the disappointment of people in our lives not being dependable or reliable at critical times.
However, don’t get it twisted with God you can depend on His faithfulness and promises (Hebrews 13:5 GNT).
Another amazing revelation is in (Psalm 46:10), Be still and know: in this instance means “to properly ascertain by seeing” and “acknowledge, be aware.”
We know that God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (present everywhere), omnipotent (all-powerful), holy, sovereign, faithful, infinite, and good.
Acknowledging God implies that we can trust Him and surrender to His plan because we understand who our God is in our life.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to be still; I know this is for me. When faced with difficult parental, and leadership situations, seek God’s guidance before you react.
When you seek God’s guidance you no longer react but you Respond to whatever situation or matter you are facing in your life.
When we realize that we are truly incapable of controlling life to the degree we need the most, we can surrender our will to God’s will.
It may be a matter of finally saying we trust the Lord for real. This will open the door so that we may experience the fullness of all God wants and has for us.
After all, He is our Creator and has a perfect plan for us when we let Him orchestrate the plans, He has for you (Jeremiah 29:11).
Point to ponder
So as the world we live in and face daily is falling apart all around you, the revelation from Scripture is: don’t panic in your faith in God. Stand still—not because of a self-made confidence, not because you are the most composed person in the face of trepidation, not because “you’ve seen it all.” But because of our God in whom we can place our trust and depend always even until the end of our lives.
- Do you depend on the Lord?
- Do you depend on the Lord for your children?
- Do you help those in your personal and professional relationships to trust in the Lord?
- What are some takeaways from today’s message for your life?
- Do you sincerely believe, you can trust God?
- Today’s message shows the value of having Godly leaders in our life.
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