Stand Still

ocean-wave-1149174_1280“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.” (Exodus 14:13 in the King James Version of the Holy Bible)

Have you noticed how difficult it is for people to stand still? In line at the grocery store they often shift from one foot to the other, make exasperated sounds and sometimes rant about the efficiency of the cashier. Our society is full of people suffering from Attention Deficit Disorder. However, restlessness is not a new phenomenon. The Children of Israel had to be told these two hard words – “stand still.

Seven times the phrase “stand still” is used in the Bible. In Exodus, Moses instructed the children of Israel to “stand still.” To stand still requires discipline and that’s why it’s so hard for us. Great rewards were waiting if they listened to their leader’s instructions.

The Children of Israel didn’t have much hope. They were unarmed and in trouble at their Red Sea obstacle. He knew the fear that gripped them so Moses’ first instruction was, “Don’t fear.” How is this possible?

Maybe you’re in a terrible situation and don’t have a clue what to do. Put your trust in God and wait. What you’re looking at today won’t be there tomorrow. Moses’ strong faith and trust in His God turned the tide for them. Things can change for you too!

Prayer: Today, Lord, I am reminded of the faithful men of God in my life who helped guide me through a terrible today that changed into a bright tomorrow!

Devotion by Kaye Singleton

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