“The Lord will fight for you; you must be quiet.” (Exodus 14:14HCSB))
As human beings, we tend to try to face problems, and fight battles, that we know we have no chance against. We are fighting so many, and so many types of battles, each day that we feel as if we can’t keep going, that we don’t have a choice but to give up. Unfortunately, this is a huge problem among Christians, as well, when it ought not be.
In today’s verse, God makes every single person a promise we cannot afford to miss. Let’s take a look:
- “The Lord will fight for you;” – God Himself is ready and willing to fight those battles we have no chance against. The Bible tells us that there is nothing that God cannot do (Luke 1:37), and that there is no power greater than Him (Jeremiah 32:17). Even when things are so hard and painful that we don’t even know how to pray, the Holy Spirit knows our petitions and takes them to God, interceding for us (Romans 8:26). So it’s ridiculous for us to keep on fighting against things we have no chance against, right?
- “you must be quiet.” – God is telling us to STOP fighting, and rest; to rest and be quiet as He goes to battle for us. He wants us to let go of all the stuff, all the baggage, all the stresses, all the pain others have caused us, all the guilt of our past, all the garbage that is killing us inside, and out.
God is calling out to us, saying: “Stop and Rest; I’ve Got This. Just trust Me.” So, how do we let go of all this stuff? First, we must put the full measure of our faith and trust in the fact that God is the One and Only, Omniscient, Omnipotent, and Omnipresent God. Second, we must ask Him to forgive us for trying to live our lives apart from Him. Third, we must surrender our lives to Him as our Lord and Savior. Fourth, we must surrender every aspect of our lives to Him, including all the problems and battles we are fighting, not withholding anything from Him.
Friends, God is our only hope. He alone holds all the answers to all our problems, no matter how big we may think they are. There is nothing, nor anyone bigger, or greater than Him. Place the full measure of your faith and trust in Him, today!
In Christ’s love,