Be Still

30 06 2010

Exodus 14:14 has been on my mind a lot this week – “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”  

Ever feel like you are in between a rock and a hard place? There are days when it seems like things are pressing in on you from all sides. Pressures, difficulties, struggles, and fear mount up like boulders all around you. You look around, and there just doesn’t seem to be any way out. That is exactly the situation in which the Lord speaks these words. Israel has mountains on either side, a sea at their back, and the Egyptian army pressing in hard. They cry out to the Lord, and His answer calls for them to be still.

Stillness is not my normal reaction. I search frantically for a way out. My mind runs a thousand miles an hour trying to find a solution. I run in circles hoping to finally break through the barriers I see all around me. Be still, He says. Watch Me work. I will create a path for you through the waters. Sometimes He opens the whole sea at once. Sometimes, He opens it inch by inch as we follow Him through in faith. Either way, He fights for us. He is on our side. We need only to be still.

My Jesus Resolution today is to be still before God. Becoming more like Jesus means training myself in stillness. I am going to deliberately quiet my heart, still my soul, and calm my mind. I am going to fix my focus on my Savior and leave the saving to Him. He knows where I stand. He sees the enemies I face. He is strong enough to save the day, redeem the moment, and draw me closer to Himself. I need only to be still.



2 responses

30 06 2010

Such wise words. He is ABLE. Thank you!

2 07 2010

In the throes of Satan’s annual attack (aka, “Ukraine Syndrome”), this was exactly what I needed to hear. Increasingly, the Lord has a habit of speaking to me through you, Casandra. Thank you for letting Him use you in this way — you look like Jesus!

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