Monday, November 24, 2008

Fight for Me?

My dear friend shared a scripture with me the other day and I have been mulling it over in my mind. Right before she shared it I had been telling God that I knew how much He loved me, but I wasn't as sure about His continued desire to take care of me. The scripture passage was Exodus 14, specifically verses 13 & 14.

"And 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. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace'."

There are days that is still so hard for me to get my mind around. I don't "stand still" very well. It is something I have to work at doing. To have my mind rest is a struggle. When times get hard, I get busy. I feel I should be doing something, trying for fix things, getting control over things when everything is out of control.

But God is asking me to stand still and let Him fight for me. Will He fight for me? Will He defend me - go to battle for me as Moses sings about in chapter 15? Am I able to step on that dry land and trust that He will hold those walls of water up to rescue me?

Sometimes those enemies are huge! Sometimes the circumstances are too great to handle! Sometimes I want to just run away and give up!

But what He wants for me is to just let go, to rest, to stand still and trust HIM. He is good and His heart towards me is good. Thank you God for your word - that it is so true for today. Thank you that you love us and you fight on our behalf. Thank you for your provision and your care.


Shannon said...

I have a similar verse that has greatly impacted my life. Read
2 Chrinicles 20
here is the part that God used to speak to me when I needed it most

15 He said: "Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the LORD says to you: 'Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God's. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you, O Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the LORD will be with you.' "

Not only will he fight for you...he promises that he WILL deliver you!

Doesn't it kind of take you back to that phrase you mentioned when you spoke at the women's event....Let Go and Let God. It really is true. And AMEN for that!

Meredith said...

So thankful for God's word and for friends that point us right to the truth we need to hear.

Love you and am praying for you. You are an amazing blessing and I KNOW that God will fight for you.

michelle allen said...

What a great devotional you just wrote Meleea. Thank you! I too needed those words. I've been working so hard trying to control and "do". I'm tired, grumpy, intolerant. I need to "let go and let God".

annaliese said...

stillness is so hard to come by these days. so good to be reminded that we are commanded to be still at times. hard to hear from Him if we continue to rush.

Sarah Thulin said...

Those were exactly the words I needed to hear today. Thank you for sharing them!