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DAY 15

Exodus 14:14

The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.


When Moses was leading the Israelites out of Egypt, Pharaoh and his army were chasing right behind them, and fear elevated within them (understandably so). At that moment, Moses reminded the Israelites that they need to simply be still as it's not on them to win this battle. When we are still, it can sometimes create fear and anxiety within us as we aren't sure what the outcome will look like. Being still and trusting the Lord and His timing isn't always easy. However, when we are still, space is provided for the Lord to speak and for us to fully hear what He is saying. It also gives way for healing to take place, rest to be restored, and strength to be renewed.

As someone who struggles with what can sometimes be crippling anxiety, learning to be still has never come easy to me. It wasn't until a recent season filled with battles, challenges, and heartache that I started learning what it means to be still and let the Lord fight my battles. Stepping back from my battles ended up being an active step to take in winning the battles and, ultimately, the war.


Pause: take time in this season and just breathe. So often, we try to push through and fight until we think we can figure things out. However, we tend to end up exhausting ourselves and not making the move that was meant for us. We have access to a God who hears us and is waiting for us to pause long enough for Him to speak.


Lord, I thank you that you are the fighter of my battles. May I learn to be still and pause long enough to hear your voice in every situation and every season. Lord, I trust that you have every battle in your control and every victory in your hand. You know my future and what lies ahead of me. In Jesus name, Amen.

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