#4116 – Be Still

Good morning people who know when to wait

The last piece of instruction Moses gave to the Israelites in this passage when they were trapped between the Egyptians and the Red Sea was “Be still”.

Exodus 14:13-14 Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”

Think about it – you are trapped by your enemy, death is a certainty and God through Moses says, “Be still”. Why does God say this? Because He knows that when we are still, when we “pause, cease, hush”, God has a chance to intervene on our behalf and show Himself faithful.

Psalm 46:1,10 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble…Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.

I think part of “being still” is getting aside and waiting on God. Sometimes the battle and the size of the adversary consumes our focus. We need God Himself to be the largest and the central image in our focus. This can only happen deliberately and it happens best when we are still and know that He is God.

Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.