Exodus 14:13-14 “And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever. The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
It happens to the best of us.
We grow familiar with the activity, and it becomes a routine. Routine becomes a habit. Habits can be both good and bad. Health habits of diet and exercise can be useful. Seeking comfort in drugs and alcohol can be harmful.
It is in the times of testing that we often undo the decisions we made in faith.
Faith is not a “one and done” decision.
Faith needs to be infused in every facet of our life and every fiber of our being.
This passage in Exodus reveals the Israelites’ fickleness as they saw plague after plague destroys the nation that held them in bondage. Yet, when they were delivered across the Red Sea, they saw the enemy pursuing and thought that they were brought out to the desert to die.
Moses reminded them of God’s faithfulness and promise to deliver and stand and watch their faith in action.
We get anxious when God doesn’t work in our time table.
We doubt when the situation and circumstance grow worse instead of better.
We lose faith when our waiting turns into worry.
Our enemy comes with lies to bombard our hearts, hoping we lose the faith we found in the decision-making process. We need to rely on the promises found in God’s Word to lift us above the waves of doubt, worry, and fear.
Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:“
Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.“
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
We could fill the pages with many promises to bolster our faith, but God would like to open your understanding by giving them to us personally in the fight. A timely discovered promise of God can do more than anything else.
On this day, the beginning of a new week and a new month, let us renew our faith decisions to love, honor, serve, and obey. While we still have breath in our body, God hasn’t given up. Why should we?