The Lord is our Defender. He continues to fight our battles for us, we only need to be still.
The Israelites were quite literally, between the deep and the devil. Having recently left Egypt as a massive exodus in the wake of the spectacular display of God’s power through the ten plagues on Egypt, they were now terrified. Pharaoh who quick to recant on his decision to let Israel go, was now in hot pursuit, with all the chariots of Egypt. The Israelites, who had the Red Sea in front of them, and Pharaoh at their back, seemed completely trapped and were petrified.
Moses reminded the Israelites, God was their Defender and He would fight for them. They only had to be still. The way God delivered His people, yet again, is mind boggling. God parted the waters of the Red Sea for the Israelites to walk across. And immediately after, the very same waters completely drowned and wiped out Pharaoh and his chariot army that followed them.
Being still, especially in times of crisis, can very tough, don’t you think? When faced with challenging situations, our immediate and urgent response can be varied – we fret, we fume, we worry, we feel we just have to do something, anything but be still, right? And yet, God’s word reminds us that to be still and that He would fight our battles for us. To trust and rest in God and let Him be God is the best and the right place to be. As the oceans rise and the thunders of life roar, would you ask God to help you be still and know He is God?