When Israel left Egypt they were chased by the Egyptians and until
they were faced by a vast stretch of water that they were unable
to cross. Exodus 14 tells how Moses reassured the children
of Israel and called on them to stand firm and watch what the
Lord would do to save them.
In verses 13-14, Moses told the people:
"Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord,which
He will show to you today:
for the Egyptians whom you
have seen today, you shall see them again no more for
The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your
We may also find ourselves in desperate circumstances at times, and
need to stand firm and expect God to act. It's all too easy to
focus on our problems and be overwhelmed. But, God wants us to
focus on His resources and strength, rather than on our own.
We need to get close to God so that we can trust Him, for we know
that God promised to keep us strong and safe until Jesus returns.
God's faithfulness ensures that none of His resources will be taken
away from us. Like the people of Israel, we need to stand
firm, keep focussed on God, and expect Him to make a way through
the sea of our circumstances.