Are we feeling trapped by a circumstance? Do we feel, as if God will never respond to our cries for help? In Exodus 14:13-14, we read… “Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today; you will never see again. (14) The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
The circumstance the Israelites faced in these Bible verses was when they became trapped by the Red Sea, while the Egyptian army was coming full force against them. The Israelites became so caught up in the circumstance surrounding them; that they began to take their eyes away from God and the faith they once had; but Moses continued on in his faith, by encouraging the people that the Lord would be there, to fight this battle for them.
How are we reacting to our daily problems? Do we allow the feelings of being trapped within a circumstance, to dictate our lives, while we take one step closer to the problem and one step further away from God? We need to remember that even though we feel trapped by our circumstances; that doesn’t mean that we will feel the same way tomorrow. We need to stand in hope and believe that God has a plan and a part of His plan is to never forsake us.
God never said that life would be easy but He did promise to always be there for us. We need to remember to just remain still and wait on the Lord and expect His best and when we do this; then we will have the strength to remain standing, as we once more begin to experience the goodness, of a great and powerful God.
Isn’t it amazing, how our circumstances can make us believe that there is a strong army fighting against us and we can even come to the place, where we see the army of circumstance, as something that seems more powerful than God but when we keep our eyes up and focused on God; we will soon see that God will fight these battles for us and in the end, we will experience His victorious love, goodness and blessings.