Daily devo 1/14/13

“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.’” (Exodus 14:13)

The Egyptians had chased the Israelites to the banks of the Red Sea. Israel saw no way of escape. They could not understand why God had delivered them from Egyptian bondage only to lead them to the banks of the Red Sea to be slaughtered by Pharaoh’s army. They complained to Moses that it would have been better for them to have stayed in Egypt as slaves (Exodus 14:12).

How often do I react like the Israelites of Moses’ day? Instead of thinking about God and His power to deliver me, so often I take my eye off of God and choose to focus on the challenging circumstances I face at my job, with my family, with my health, with my finances, etc. When I do so, like the ancient Israelites, I make myself miserable.

Today, I will strive to stand still and look for God and how He will deliver me from whatever challenges I face!

“The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them” (Psalm 34:7)