They were now free, so it seemed until they saw the Egyptian soldiers coming towards them. How were they going to get out of this?
The Egyptians were in pursuit of them, and the Red Sea was right in front of them. When they cried to Moses, he told them to be still God would fight for them.
Imagine what ran in their minds as they saw the Egyptians drawing near. (Exodus 14:10-14)
It could be that you are going through a similar situation. The mountain is right in front of you, and the enemy is busy taunting and fighting you from every side, yet when you pray, God tells you to “be still, I will fight for you.” You think you are losing it.
Some Israelites must have thought Moses was crazy.
Wasn’t he seeing the Red Sea and the Egyptians?
It could be that you are in the same boat. You are looking at your circumstances right now and wondering how to be still when things are getting worse.
How is one supposed to remain still and let God fight for them in the middle of the storm?
Hold On To Faith
In your moment of stillness, you need to hold on to the hope that you process and know that the one who promised is faithful.
let’s hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful.
He will not shame you. Stand firm and believe that God will take you out of that situation and set you on high no matter how long it takes.
Yes, your circumstances may seem bigger, real, and frightening than the promise, but God is bigger and powerful than anything in this world.
Trust him will all your heart and stop leaning on your own understanding.
It is easy to wait with expectancy for what God has promised, but are you preparing for it? Honestly, most of us ask God for things, and then we sit and wait without preparing.
See, God doesn’t want you to mishandle what he is about to give you, so you better prepare for it.
If he wants you to move to a new place, how about you do some research about the place and start packing some things. This can help motivate your faith.
Elisha told the two kings in 2 Kings 3 to dig ditches, they had to do this before they saw any water. It could be that you need to dig your ditches right now.
Prepare for what you are praying for in your moment of stillness as God fights your battles. He makes you more than a conqueror.
It is easy to lose patience and take matters into your own hands, especially in times when the answer to your prayer seems to be taking longer. But understand that God’s timing and our own timing are different.
Our heavenly Father is never late he makes everything beautiful in its time if only we remain patient.
The enemy will attack your emotions in your time of stillness so that you can become fearful, doubtful, and impatient.
Be watchful that you do not end up falling for his schemes.
Be sober and self-controlled. Be watchful. Your adversary, the devil, walks around like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8
Remember, he is a liar, and he has been lying from the very beginning. Spend time in the word of God and prayer so that you can remain grounded in Him and remain steadfast in him to the end.
All in all
Being still is not easy, but it is possible. We need to hold onto the promises as we wait for him. God will never disappoint us, but we need to cooperate and be still in his presence as he fights our battles.
What are you doing in this season of waiting as God fights your battles?