“The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14
This is a cornerstone verse for me. Whenever life becomes overwhelming or difficult, I often turn to this verse. Moses is the one who said this verse, and at the time, the Israelites had fled Egypt and were being pursued by the Egyptian army; and they were now trapped with the Red Sea in front of them and the Egyptian army behind them. They started to panic. They lost their calm and became scared, confused, and fearful. This is when Moses said, The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
This is the perfect verse to me because it starts with a promise and ends with instructions. The Promise: The Lord will fight for us. The Instruction: Be still.
Basically God is saying, “all you have to do is trust me and I’ll come through for you.” or “you believe, and I’ll achieve.”
Think of it like hang gliding. If you were to go hang gliding for the first time, you would go with an instructor. That instructor is like God. Whether it is God telling you to run and jump off that cliff or your circumstances making you feel like you are falling off a cliff, you are not alone. Your instructor is there. You may be scared and you may feel like the situation is spinning out of control, but it’s not. Your instructor will safely guide you, he may allow you to feel like you are in the driver seat, but he is never out of reach. He is the one in control making sure no harm comes before you. He will navigate your path with you and make sure you arrive safely and successfully.
The same goes with God. He is always right there. His perspective is not our perspective. He vantage point is much higher than ours. We may feel like we are falling down, headed for disaster, but we are never farther than His arms can reach; things are never out of His control.
Do not let your fears and insecurities get in the way of trusting in God. He has a covenant with His children. A covenant of health, protection, provision, and favor…but you need to accept it. It is there and yours for the taking.
He will come through for you.
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19