Scripture Reflection - Moses was the encourager reminding the Israelites to not have fear, to stand firm and God will deliver them. Reminding them the Egyptians, the enemy, who was in front of them, would never be seen again because God would be fighting for them. Saying to them they only had to ‘be still’. They needed to let God do the fighting by being still.
Current Reflection - At times we need others to encourage us while we are on the journey. We become off focus and cannot see anything positive. We can easily be distracted and convinced the trip is way too hard. By turning to our ‘old way of life’ we believe we would have a better chance of surviving because we know how things work and it was familiar. All the new experiences, pressures and events in our lives are unfamiliar and fearful.
Others with more experience can remind us what we need to do on this new journey. Not to have fear in our new life by standing firm and depending on God. They encourage us to keep depending on God and remind us that the enemy will be right on our tail.
Personal Reflection - At times the journey has not been easy and it feels like I’m trudging. I need encouragement from others to stay on the journey. Knowing godly people with strong beliefs in God is a key to surviving in my journey. They remind me to pray and turn it over to God who will give me answers. In prayer and being quiet I get direction and a reminder to fight back the enemy to keep me out of fear. Staying out of fear and to learn how to stand firm in what God has taught me.
A good saying to use in this fight is ‘standing up on the inside’. Finding strength when I feel I have none. Finding the skills to learn to be still and quiet and let God fight for me. This is the undisturbed and quiet trust. Simply said, I must trust and be still to know He is God!