Okay, I’m addicted to Pinterest. It’s out, and I’m guilty.
I love posting spiritual and biblical quotes hoping to inspire someone or tantalize them to stop and consider living a Godly life. It’s my mini ministry that I do for about an hour a day, if I can manage it.
Over the last 6 months, I have been amazed and startled that the #1 pin on my account comes from Exodus 14:13-14. That particular pin has been posted and re-posted daily. Some days I see it come through many times over. I’m astounded that it could have such an impact. So I decided to delve into it and see why people are so drawn to these verses.
I queried several of the pinners who had re-posted it and basically got back the same comment written a little differently, but with the same meaning. All talked about the verses giving them the strength and courage to let go and let God do.
This comment was a little different, but one that resonated with me.
“Most of my life, I’ve been rushing ahead of God and paying the price. Going forward I’m going to wait on God’s will and timing. I’ve given my life over to the Lord. I’m waiting for the victory in Jesus’ name.”
All this talk over a couple of verses had me looking it up and verifying why it’s so poignant. Let me tell you, these two verses are powerful and just as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago.
Let me recap the scenario so you will know what I mean.
Moses leads the people of Israel out of Egypt and camps them near the Red Sea per God’s instruction. God then tells Moses that He’s going to harden Pharaoh’s heart, knowing the outcome will be retaliation on the Israelite people, but in the end total annihilation for the Egyptians.
God says for them to put away their fear, stand in faith and let the Lord fight the battle.
As Pharaoh draws near to the Israelite encampment, they swell with fear. They realize Death is riding in two directions. Turning in one direction they stared at the Red Sea, and in the other direction Pharaoh’s army thundering closer and closer.
Then the people begin to cry out to the Lord, blaming Moses for leading them into a death trap. At this point, they cry out that they would rather be servants to the Egyptians than die in the wilderness.
That’s when Moses delivered, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. . . The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
These are hard words. I have deliberately prayed over these verses. Could I have stood firm and still, watching as Pharaoh’s army advanced?
I pray I would remember the Lord’s past miracles and deliverance over many circumstances in my life. I pray I would hear the power in these words and the promise.
Do not fear. Stand firm. The Lord will fight for you.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got an issue in my life that I have wrestled with. I’ve tried to handle it, but I haven’t been delivered from it.
Maybe the “I” in my previous sentence just answered my dilemma.
Do I truly trust God to do what He says He will do? Jesus said to place our burden on Him.
My heart cries “yes”.
I’m going to stand firm and know my God is a mighty God and can do what I cannot do. I will wait on His will and timing. I realize that on my own, I have accomplished nothing to solve the issue.
I’m giving it over to God.
Do you have something you need to be delivered from? Let the Lord fight for you and be still.
God bless you.