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STAND STILL

I refer back to a devotion I wrote Friday, May 14th about the need to not panic. I shared the experience of Reverend Dr. Mulunda’s imprisonment, and how he has remained remarkably calm. He is standing still and waiting for God to intervene. I believe that at times in our lives when we must simply stand still and be quiet. Wait on the Lord. Many of us find ourselves in deeper trouble than necessary, because we have acted too hastily, and tried to do things in our own way only to discover that things were made worse. Be still! It is hard for us to do this because we are so impatient. We are always moving and talking. Before you read any further, take a moment and be still. Allow God to speak to you. If we are honest, quietness sometimes makes us feel uncomfortable, but there is a blessing in being still before the Lord. Exodus 14:13 is our scripture reference today.

“But Moses told the people, ‘Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again.’”

We read of God’s power at work. The Lord instructs Moses to speak to the people. God knows Pharaoh’s plans and has already provided a way of escape for Moses’ people. Moses tells the people not to panic, get upset or be afraid. Just stand still! Watch the Lord rescue you from the Egyptians who seek to destroy you. You will never be seen again. The Lord will fight for you and give you the victory. Just remain calm. God assured them that by His power and might He would fight their battle. All they needed to do was to simply trust, to wait on Him, and be still. Read this entire story of how God delivers. Thanks be unto God today that when we put our complete faith and trust in Him, He will rescue us. All that is required of us is to trust Him and stand still.  Never lose sight of who He is and who we are: God’s children. Surely, He will bring us through whatever we are going through.  Dr. Mulunda knows that and prayerfully, you know that as well.