Is this not the word that we told you in Egypt, saying, ‘Let us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than that we should die in the wilderness.” And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. (Exodus 14:12, 13 NKJV)
The Israelites had just witnessed the greatest amazing miracles of God. The miracles they witnessed weren’t because of anything the Israelites had done, but solely because the God of the universe pursued them to rescue them because He wanted to.
But at the first sign of trouble – fear set in and ran rampant. The people immediately cry out in fear and blame Moses for their seemingly impending death. (I find this humorous because Pharaoh was coming to get them back to keep working in Egypt – he wouldn’t dare kill the lifeblood and workforce that kept Egypt growing!)
Unfortunately I relate much too closely with the Israelites. I immediately look at the situation as it appears.
Therein lies my problem. I look at the situation and not at my faithful God
“The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.” (Exodus 14:14 NKJV)
Moses, on the other hand, views the exact same situation but from a completely opposite viewpoint. In fact, he doesn’t look at the situation. He looks at God. He views it in confidence that this same God, who just rescued the nation from Egypt, who was the one that hardened Pharaoh’s heart each time to show His glory, would be faithful. He viewed it with a sort of excitement to see how – not if – God would prove faithful again.
God help me be more like Moses and trust in your compete deliverance in the face of trouble.
Running After Papa…