Stand Still

Exodus 14:13-14
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 see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.

These words contain God’s command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot go forward; he is shut upon the right hand and on the left. What is he now to do?

The Master’s word to him is “Stand Still.” It will be well for him if, at such times, he listens only to his Master’s word.

Despair whispers “Lie down and die; give it all up.”

Cowardice says, “Retreat; go back to the worldling’s way of action, you cannot play the Christian’s part; it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles.”

Precipitancy cries “Do something; stir yourself; to stand still and wait is sheer idleness.”

Presumption boasts, “If the sea be before you march into it and expect a miracle.”

But Faith hears God say, “Stand Still’, and immovable as a rock it stands.

“Stand still’—keep the posture of an upright man, ready for action, expecting further order, cheerfully and patiently awaiting the directing voice; and it will not be long ere God shall say to you as distinctly as Moses said it to the people of Israel. “Go forward.” — Spurgeon

Trust God for your day…Today


About Margaret

Just a girl going through this life, one step at a time.
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