The Lord Will Fight For You [Exodus 14]

13But 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.

 14"The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent."


 

 19The angel of God, who had been going before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud moved from before them and stood behind them.

 20So it came between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel; and there was the cloud along with the darkness, yet it gave light at night. Thus the one did not come near the other all night.


 

30Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore.

 31When Israel saw the great power which the LORD had used against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in His servant Moses.


 

There are so many truths about God in this one chapter alone. One is that the more impossible the situation, the more spectacular is God's deliverance. Another is that there is no way to guess how God is going to deliver me from the impossible situation. I also see God's protection and provision in how the angel and God moved in behind the people to keep the Egyptians at a distance. Recently, I was in a situation that was somewhat threatening and a friend moved in and stood between me and the threat. I felt protected and relieved. What a relief it must have been for them to see God move in the way He did to block the Egyptian army from getting any closer.


 

We can see how God not only designed the impossible situation in Exodus and how He put the people in a truly helpless place. In addition, we are encouraged by God's protection and amazing deliverance of His people and destruction of the enemy. However, we still are blindsided by our own God given impossible situations and find ourselves wondering why we stepped out of the familiar pain of Egypt (our worldly life) for this overwhelming pain of walking by faith. As a result, we whine and look for ways out, get discouraged and depressed. All the while, God is protecting us and taking us toward deliverance. Every single time, we can know that He says to us in that impossible situation:


"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. The LORD will fight for you while you keep silent."

 

God is leading me to make a nice copy of this scripture and place it in a prominent place in my home so I can rehearse it every day. I also see that it needs to go in my journal and perhaps on some 3 by 5 cards to be strategically placed in the areas I frequent in my home and car. I can even see having cards with this scripture to give to those that are struggling in impossible situations.


 

God, we praise You that You design the perfect situations to perfectly grow our trust in You that all may honor You as God. Cause us to remember Your sovereignty, protection and deliverance are working together for our good to conform us to Christ (Romans 8:28-29). Cause us to acknowledge and repent (only by Your grace!) of our fear and to appropriate the courage to stand by and watch You fight  for us and deliver us.


 


Beth Warlick, 5/4/2010
Feedback:
debbie (Guest) 05/04/2010 16:48
My bible says The Lord will fight for you, you need only to be still.
It is the picture of sitting under Gods Grace, Not running around like a crazy, controlling, busy mess.
God wants us to be still so he can do the work in us or for us. It is so easy yet so hard to do in this world.
I think the thing I learned the most in my 2 classes was to rest in God.
Thank you for reinforcing in this verse, God never ending presents in our lives. We just have to take the time hear him.