They felt alone.
They felt abandoned.
They felt lost.
But then Moses said to them...
Exodus 14:13-14The impact of that is HUGE! The Lord will fight for you. He WILL fight for you. There was no guessing. There was no maybe. There was no doubt. Moses knew and stood firm in that knowledge that God would indeed fight for them. They just needed to be still. To wait. To have patience. To allow God to work.
13 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. 14 The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
And what happened? The Lord spoke to Moses telling him to raise his staff and stretch his hand out over the sea and the sea would part.
And it did!
The Israelites crossed through the sea and, long story short, the Egyptians followed them and were swallowed up by the sea and God delivered the Israelites.
In the face of fear and uncertainty, when life seems like you can take no more, when struggles get you down and it seems like you have been tossed out into a desert with no hope of survival, it is so easy to give up. By why take the easy way? Listen to the words spoken through Moses, inspired by our Lord and Creator, listen to the advice that so clearly demonstrates the way in which God wills for us to live...
Do not be afraid.
The Lord will fight for you.
You need only to be still.