Be Still And Let God Fight
A devotion on Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted in the earth.
The Israelites were free from the cruel bonds of slavery. Through God’s love and intervention, Moses led them out of Egypt.
The Egyptian army pursued them, knowing the Israelites were unarmed and unprepared to fight and defend themselves.
Imagine the fear and anxiety that devoured the hearts and minds of the Israelites when they looked back over their shoulders and saw the Egyptian army coming after them. What did Moses mean when he said they didn’t need to be afraid (Exodus 14:13)?
When Moses told the Israelites to stand still, he was telling them not to run away and hide like they wanted to do. He was telling them to stay where they were and let God take care of the situation — to let God fight the Egyptians in His way. The children of Israel listened to Moses, and did they ever see God work!
The same holds for you and me today. While God may not part the water for us to walk on dry land, He is ever-present in every situation, waiting and longing to fight for us. He is always ready, willing, and able to defend us. All we need to do is be still and trust in Him.
How do I exalt God?
Dear God, I know You are the most powerful thing in the universe. Help me be still and let You fight for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.