The Bible tells some of the most gruesome stories. Like the one where the Israelites are being chased by the Egyptian army. But the aim is almost always to show God’s faithfulness and provision.
We read that the LORD made Pharaoh (the king of Egypt) so stubborn that he pursued the Israelites, who were boldly leaving Egypt.
As Pharaoh approached, the Israelites looked up and saw that the Egyptians were coming after them. Terrified, they cried out to the LORD.
Then when nothing happened in the moment they turn to Moses, "Did you bring us out into the desert to die because there were no graves in Egypt? Look what you've done by bringing us out of Egypt!
Moses answered the people, "Don't be afraid! Stand still, and see what the LORD will do to save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again.
The LORD is fighting for you! So be still!"
How utterly impossible to be still when you are between the devil and the sea. No way out.
Can’t see the future – the current circumstances are impossible. (Sounds like the current
situation in the world?)
Then the LORD said to Moses, "Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving.
Raise your staff, stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide the water. Then the Israelites will go through the sea on dry ground.
The Messenger of God, who had been in front of the Israelites, moved behind them. So the column of smoke moved from in front of the Israelites and stood behind them
The water divided, and the Israelites went through the middle of the sea on dry ground. The water stood like a wall on their right and on their left.
Just before dawn, the LORD looked down from the column of fire and smoke and threw the Egyptian camp into a panic.
He made the wheels of their chariots come off so that they could hardly move. Then the Egyptians shouted, "Let's get out of here! The LORD is fighting for Israel! He's against us!"
Moses stretched his hand over the sea, and at daybreak the water returned to its usual place. The Egyptians tried to escape, but the LORD swept them into the sea.
That day the LORD saved Israel from the Egyptians.
God is never changing. If He fought for Israel, He will fight for you for you are part of His
Ephesians’ 2:19 That is why you are no longer strangers and foreigners but fellow citizens with the saints and members of God's household,
2Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful and will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
Father, help me to trust you with the details of my life.
When your mind is raging –talk to yourself and say ‘be still, the Lord will fight for you’