The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.Exodus 14:14

This great quote is from Moses’ address to the Israelites on the edge of the Red Sea. The two million men, women and children had only recently escaped from Egypt and were terrified as they watched the entire Egyptian army marching in their direction. They had no plan. They had no time. And they had no way out. But they did have a leader with confidence.

For the record, Moses also did not have a plan. But he did have something that the rest of Israelites apparently lacked. Faith in God. He had seen God’s intervention in his own life and in the life of the Israelites. But not only had he witnessed the work of God … he remembered it.

Moments later, God told Moses to raise his staff and stretch his hand over the sea to divide the water. You know the rest of the story.

Yes, Moses had to listen and obey. Yes, the Israelites had to move through the dry seabed under their own power. Yes, they still had all kinds of unanswered questions. But they were also part of one of the greatest escapes in the history of the world.

So if you find yourself between a rock and a hard place — or between the Red Sea and the Egyptian army — your best option is to just say a silent prayer, keep your mouth shut and do what God tells you to do.

What about you?

Caught between work and home? Between utility bills and a much-needed vacation? Between your local school district and your faith? Consider stopping for a moment and allowing the Lord to lay out your next step.


Adapted from: One-Minute Devotions for Dads. Copyright © 2012 by Jay Payleitner. Published by Harvest House Publishers, Eugene, OR. Used by permission.

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