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 14:13
When your life is patterned after Jesus, you will not be easily drawn off course. Strength and stability are the results of close fellowship with the Savior. Faith in Him places you in a position to receive and enjoy the goodness of His hope and joy at ever turn. Your faith and the study of His Word keep you from being misled by error or false doctrine.
Charles Spurgeon wrote,
Exodus 14:13 contains God’s command to the believer when he is reduced to great straits and brought into extraordinary difficulties. He cannot retreat; he cannot go forward; he is shut up on the right hand and on the left. What is he now to do?
The Master’s word to him is “stand still.” It will be well for him if, at such times, he listens only to his Master’s word, for other and even advisers come with their suggestions. Despair whispers, “Lie down and die, give it all up.” But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times. Rejoice in His love and faithfulness.
What you believe sets the pattern of your faith. Do you believe that God will do what He promised? Doubt, discouragement, and fear are all object lessons whereby God tests the basis of your faith. If you are going through difficulty, don’t despair. Set the focus of your heart on God, and He will drive away the cruelest tempter.
Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the object lessons of faith—doubt, discouragement, and fear. I choose to set my focus on You instead of these obstacles.