Are you ever trying to do it all in your own power? Ever seeing constant failure and letdowns rather than victory?
Do you know God is with you? When the Israelite’s walked through the wilderness after escaping the Egyptians, God was with them.
Neither the pillar of cloud by day nor the pillar of fire by night left its place in front of the people.
The people were shaking with fear as their enemy pursued them but Moses reassured them saying, “Do not be afraid, stand firm, and see the deliverance that the Lord will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to keep still” (NRSV).
You have only to KEEP STILL.
Imagine that for a moment, you are still and God is fighting the battle for you. Your enemy is surrounding you, maybe it’s cancer, maybe it’s a disease that plagues your breathing night and day or makes you sick every time you eat, or a spouse that always wanders, or a kid on drugs.
Whatever the case, what if you looked at it and knew that God was fighting for you? Could you keep still? Could you wait for Him to destroy the enemy, the thing that consumes your life?
This is a big challenge for me, maybe it is for you too. I want to hurry up and fix it myself but it’s not always so successful when my hand is on it, and God’s is forgotten. What if you eat every healthy food and the sickness persists, or read all the right books and the struggle continues, or do everything right in your parenting and the kid still resists?
But what if you were still instead, trusting God, waiting on Him? What would that look like? Would He really come to your rescue? I believe He would. I have seen Him do it for me and for others. Don’t give up, but do figure out if you’re being still or not.