Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” . . . And when the Israelites saw the mighty hand of the LORD displayed against the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and put their trust in him.
The Lord Fights for You
The future was full of promise. School lay behind him. His career and his bride-to-be stood before him. But then came the terminal diagnosis of cancer. Going back couldn’t save him. Going forward seemed impossible. He was terrified. Why had God led him to this seeming dead end?
The Israelites found themselves in a similar place of fear. God was leading them from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. But then Pharaoh summoned his army and pursued the Israelites to the Red Sea. With the sea in front of them and Pharaoh’s army behind them, the Israelites were terrified.
That night, the Lord drove the Red Sea back and divided its waters to save the Israelites and drown their pursuers. When the Israelites saw God’s might in action, they honored the Lord and put their faith in him.
God still answers our fears. Doctors gave that graduate a grim prognosis. There was nothing he could do but quiet his heart and go forward. And the Lord fought for him. Within months, his cancer was gone. He has been happily married for 17 years and blessed with two daughters.
The Lord also fights for you. He already has. Jesus endured the cross and overcame its curse for you. By his resurrection, he opened a way through death to the Promised Land of heaven for you.
When there is no way back and seems to be no way forward, remember to honor the Lord by trusting him. The Lord fights for you.
Lord Jesus, when I am afraid, help me to trust that you will fight for me. Amen.