Stand Firm, Stand Still

WildfireStand Firm, Stand Still

Read Exodus 13:1 through 15:27

Dealing with fear is like fighting a wild fire; after one flame is extinguished, another one flares up with even more ferocity. Fear can attach itself to any situation or circumstance, and the doubts can be overwhelming. God’s people are not immune to fear. Fortunately, the Bible holds a twofold solution that paralyzes it.

Chariot-1When Pharaoh’s chariots cut off their only escape route, the Hebrews sat trapped on the shoreline of the Red Sea, facing certain disaster. Moses could see fear on every face. Then came the word of the Lord: Stand firm, be still. “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. . . . The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:13, 14).

When fear follows us like an animal stalking its prey, we can do what Moses did: Stand firm and be still. In standing firm, we confront fear face to face, telling it we are unshakable, our faith undaunted by doubts. In stillness, we wait upon God, quieting our spirits, fully expecting deliverance from the Lord.

Thought for Today: Fear and doubt are intimidating adversaries, but they are ultimately outmatched by Christians who trust their God.

Quicklook: Exodus 14:5-14

—Charles Earl Harrel

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4 thoughts on “Stand Firm, Stand Still

  1. Lynn Hare

    Great post, Charles. For me, fear and doubt dissolve when I’m in times of intimacy with Christ. I have days when I feel insecure and inadequate. But when I’m filled with Christ’s presence in worship, His confidence becomes mine.



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