I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. - Psalm 62:1
Recently I found myself in a very difficult situation. If God didn’t come through, there was nothing that I in my own power could do. It was a “red sea” moment for sure!
Typically, in this sort of situation, I would completely panic. But at the very beginning of my circumstance, I heard the Lord whisper “I will fight for you, you need only be still.” Wow! What a relief! You mean, I don’t need to do anything? Not that there was anything I could do anyway.
Have you ever found yourself in a “red sea” moment? Or maybe you are in one right now. In Exodus 14, the Israelites found themselves in a very difficult situation. They had just escaped slavery at the hands of the Egyptians. As they were fleeing, they found themselves caught between the Egyptian army, the most powerful army of that time, and the Red Sea. There was no way to escape. Their situation quickly turned to fear and anger.
They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us out of Egypt? Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone; let us serve the Egyptians’? It would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the desert!”
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.” (Exodus 15:11-14)
Sure enough, the Lord did fight for them. As Moses raised his staff the water of the Red Sea parted, allowing the Israelites to safely pass. But when the Egyptian army followed them, the Lord caused the Red Sea to go back to its place, killing the army that pursued them.
The God that we serve today is the same God who parted the Red Sea for Moses and the Israelites. He is more than capable of fighting for you. He is more than able to part your “Red Sea”. The question is, will you allow him to fight for you? Oftentimes, we try to fight the battle ourselves when all God really wants us to do is get out of the way! The battle belongs to the Lord, not us.
So what should we do?
- Pray – the most difficult battles are fought on our knees
- Listen – spend quite time just listening for the Lords leading
- Wait – if you aren’t given direction from the Lord, then wait until you are
- Be Still – rest knowing that the Lord is fighting your battle
It is absolutely amazing to see God come through in a way that only he can do! As you face the battle in your life, remember that your victory comes from the Lord.
Dear Lord, help me to remember that my victory comes from you. Thank you for fighting my battles. Help me to be still and trust you, even when my whole world seems to be out of control. As I face “Red Sea” moments, remind me where my strength and help comes from. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you don’t know the peace that comes from knowing and walking with Jesus, I encourage you to simply start with this simple prayer; “Jesus, I need you. I want to have peace and joy regardless of my circumstances and what is going on around me. I recognize that I am a sinner in need of a savior. I believe that you died on the cross for my sins and God raised you from the dead. I believe that you, Jesus are Lord. Amen.”
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.– Romans 10:9
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