But Moses said to the people, "Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the LORD which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever. - Exodus 14:13 NASB
What is your greatest fear? What do you need God to accomplish in your life today? Life can get us down sometimes, maybe even a lot of the time, but God is ready and available to do some major work in and through our lives if we just turn our lives over to Him. Moses and the Israelites experienced God's power firsthand in a might way.
In Exodus 14, the Israelites had just left Egypt after a long period of slavery under Pharaoh's rule. Even though God led them out of Egypt, they were scared because they had left the only home most of them had ever known and moving on into unfamiliar territory. Plus, the Egyptians were following close behind. Enter God to the rescue! He spoke through Moses as Moses told the people not to fear. A close examination of Exodus 14:13 can teach us the following about God's provision for us in any circumstance.
- Do not fear. God sees everything that is going on in our lives and He knows how to handle every "Egyptian" and every situation that keeps us in bondage to fear.
- Stand by. "Standing by" does not mean meddling in God's business. God will do all of the dirty work in our lives. All we need to do is come to Him, talk to Him and give to Him all of our requests and all of ourselves.
- See. While God is working, we need to be watching. I wonder how many times I miss God's work in my life because I'm too busy trying to do it for Him!
God can accomplish permanent change in our lives, no matter what needs to be done. Who do you need to become to do the things God is calling you to do? Ask God to make you into that person. What mess do you need cleaned up in your life? Ask God for help. He'll make order out of chaos and equip you for His service. All we have to do is do the little part that we know to do, keep coming to Him for help and He will do the rest. IfHe can part the seas, what can He do for you?
Janna Rust is a Professional Coach and Speaker dedicated to encouraging others towards lives God intends for them. For more information, visit her at www.purposefulpartnerships.com.