Friday, May 22, 2015

Fear Not

A dear friend shared a verse with us that I found to be tremendously encouraging. Exodus 14:13-14 says, "And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall se them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace." In the passage, Moses is leading the Israelites out of Egypt and they've come to the Red Sea. The people look behind them and see the Egyptians chasing after them. They cry out to Moses asking him why he brought them out all this way just to let them die. Moses commands them to fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. He reminds them the Lord will do the fighting and they will keep their mouths shut. Oftentimes when we're under a lot of stress or are greatly perplexed, we can easily forget that God is in control of the situation and start complaining. My family is going through some terribly heart-wrenching things and I can quickly become depressed and feel like all is hopeless. I begin to lament over the problem and start going down the dangerous path of asking God, "Why?" Yet out ever-patient God calls me to fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. What a comfort to know that God will fight our battles for us. What a relief to know that we don't have to worry about the future. What pure bliss to understand that all we have to do is fear not, stand still, hold our peace, and watch Jehovah perform miracles.


  1. Amen! This is such an encouraging verse. Thank you so much for sharing. Hopefully, I'll memorize this verse later today to remind myself of this amazing promise.
    Oh, and I just wanted to let you know that I'll be praying for you and your family as you go through these hard circumstances.

    1. I'm glad it encouraged you. We all really appreciate your prayers.