Day 1: I trust you, Lord. You will fight for me if I will stand still.
Exodus 14 describes the scene when Moses parted the sea and the Egyptians were drowned. Pharaoh decided to change his mind about letting his slaves free. To get glory from it and triumph over Pharaoh, God told Moses He would harden Pharaoh's heart so that Pharaoh would definitely come after Moses and the Israelites.
The people grew worrisome as they watched the Egyptians come towards them. They grew frightened, dreading their death in the dessert, wishing they'd stayed enslaved in Egypt. Moses reminded the people that God will fight for them if they only stood still.
God then told Moses to lift his walking stick and divide the sea that was before them. He assured Moses that the Egyptians would follow them across but not make it out. The great cloud that was in front of the Israelites came between the Egyptians and the Israelites. It provided light for the Israelites but darkness for the Egyptians. As Moses reached out his hand, the sea parted and the people crossed on dry land.
Sure enough, Pharaoh and his men pursued them once they could see without the cloud blocking them. In an almost comical manner, the Lord God caused confusion among the Egyptians. Their chariot wheels were all of a sudden jammed or removed. Pharaoh wisely realized that God fought for these people and began to call his people back.
Before they could get back to the other side, God had Moses stretch his hand out again and the waters closed in on the Egyptians. These acts caused the people of God to believe in Him and know that He is who He said He is.
Hear the promise again: I will fight for you if you stand still. Standing still means doing nothing and allowing God to handle the situation. Too often we want to assist the great I Am in situations and it causes us to get out of alignment with not only His Word, but His Will. We have to learn to stand still.
When things get tough and you want to do something, plant your feet firmly on ground and shove your hands in your pockets. Until you hear from God, don't do anything! Stand still. Leave the situation alone. God will fight your battle. He's got your back. It may not feel good right now, but it will all work for your benefit if you stand still. Just like the Israelites.
They could've ran towards the Egyptians and begged them for mercy, but they stood still. When it was all said and done, they triumphed over the Egyptians and not one of Pharaoh's men was left alive. Not one Israelite was harmed.
One last thing, if you find it difficult to keep your hands in your pocket, do like Moses did and simply lift them up. While they are up, surrender your will to God and reaffirm: I trust you God.
Trusting in Him,
Keiyia JOYet George
Trust Walk: Walking in His Steps coming soon!