“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:14)
These are the words Moses spoke to the Israelites when they had just escaped from slavery in Egypt and were being pursued by Pharaoh. They were discouraged and afraid. They did not know what was coming next, they only knew what they had left behind. This call from God “to be still” and calm while trusting Him.
In a culture that increasingly asks us to move faster and does more, the idea of stillness or slowing down well, seems crazy. There’s a part of us that wants to find stillness from all the busyness, distractions, and overwhelmingness of it all.
We want stillness, we want to rest, we want peace. However, the idea of stillness could be scary.
Psalm 46:10“Cease striving and know that I am God;I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
All over situations look different, in each situation we are asked to stop striving and simply be still and trust that God’s faithful to his promises to care for us