Be Still

My son, Aaron, and I were sitting on the back porch today enjoying all of the smells of a summer morning. I had the Bible in my lap, so I asked Aaron if I could read something to him.

“Mom, read to me about Moses and the Red Sea,” he said.
“Sure,” I said. “I love that story.”

I’ve heard the story a million times, and I’ve watched it almost every year at Easter in “The Ten Commandments.”

Today, however, something was different.
Today the story was fresh.
Today the message was clear…

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV.

Be still. It is a theme with the Lord, isn’t it?

Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10.

After escaping the Egyptians, the Israelites had to trust that God would continue to take care of them. (Of course He did by providing manna from heaven!)

Exodus contains such amazing lessons of faith. We don’t need to worry. We don’t need to try to put all of the pieces together the way they should fit. We need to trust that God is in control, and we need to be still and let Him work.

I love the commentary in my Bible by Beth Moore: “Trust requires that we have unanswered questions. God’s ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best. Trust God and learn to live one day at a time. As you do , you will enjoy life more than ever before.”

Are you willing to Be Still?

Jill Power

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