“Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today….” (Exodus 14:13).
The Israelites had just left 400 years of slavery in Egypt.
They had fled to the desert.
But they had come to a dead end at the Red Sea.
Word reached them that Pharaoh had changed his mind.
He was sending his troops to recapture the Israelites.
They cried out to their leader Moses, complaining that he had brought them that far only to die in the desert.
Learning when to move and when to stand is the greatest challenge for a believer.
We are trained in the Word for action!
We are not trained to sit idly and wait.
We are trained to solve problems, not wait for them to resolve themselves.
God says there are times to wait.
We are to wait until He says go.
If we go before He says go-
We likely will make our situation worse.
If the Israelites had attempted to cross the Red Sea before it parted-
– they would have drowned.
If they had fled north to try to avoid the Egyptians-
God would not have moved in a miraculous way.
God will not work on our behalf-
– if we continually try to solve our problem when He has instructed us to stand still.
Standing still is sometimes the greatest action we can do –
– although it is the most difficult thing to do in the Christian walk.
– when He says stand and see the deliverance of the Lord.
Ask God to help you live a holy and godly lifestyle every day of your life.
Pray that you would live each day with eternity set in your heart and mind.