19 Nov Stand Still and Stop Fretting
Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 1:7–8; Exodus 14:13 Key Verse: Exodus 14:13
Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see
the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever.”
A lot may be going on in this nation and the world, and you may even see trouble brewing up and down your street. It does not matter—this is not the time for the people of God to be afraid. On the other hand, this is a great time for the unredeemed to be afraid.
As for you, remember Paul’s counsel to young Timothy during the difficult times of the first-century church: “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord” (2 Tim. 1:7–8a nkjv).
God gave you—I said you—a Spirit of power. The Almighty also gave you a Spirit of love. Despite what you hear blaring on the evening news; no matter what you read in the newspapers about failing economies, corruption, and rising crime rates in your area, God also gave you the Spirit of a sound mind. No, you are not cra y; you are just different from the people who should be worrying.
Listen to Moses’ advice. Put your trust in God and see His salvation pass right before your eyes. This is not a time to be afraid. Just stand still and watch God handle everything.
Pray with me:
Heavenly Father, people everywhere are saying things look bad, and I suppose they do look bad from their point of view. As for me, I choose to believe Your Word. Things are well with my soul as long as I am found in You. You are my Rock and Shield, an ever-present help in time of need. You hold the destinies of kings and presidents in Your hand, and You raise up and put down nations and earthly powers when and how You choose. No, things look good from my point of view, seated in the heavens in Christ, right beside You.