In the Battle

13But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. 14The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13-14, NLT)

The Israelites were commanded were to be still and let The Lord fight for them. Just stay calm. I imagine this didn’t mean, “literally don’t move.” But it does perhaps mean that the Israelites only engaged in “camp” activity that was truly necessary (perhaps both physical and spiritual).  I think God knew if the Israelites tried to come up with a plan of their own, they would be fearful and doubt-filled, become disorganized and the situation could easily turn into panic.

Practically: When you find yourself under “attack” — even fearful and doubt-filled — perhaps it’s time to just camp where you are for a bit. Engage only in the necessary activities of life: practically (“get back to the basics”) and spiritually (prayer, scripture, fellowship). Don’t try to change everything in the midst of battle.  Be still.  In faith.  Let The Lord fight for you.

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