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Trusting God in the Battle

Today’s Reading: Exodus 14:10-14

Isaiah 30:15 — For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”

God promises to lovingly care for us. As Pharaoh and the Egyptian army approached the Israelites, they cried out to the Lord. When nothing immediately happened, the people panicked and turned against Moses. In the midst of their shouting, Moses spoke words of faith which included “you have only to be silent.”

Sometimes in the midst of spiritual warfare, the best course of action is to “be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10). Quietness and trust in the Lord to fight for you often will win the battle. This is what Moses counseled the people to do when he said, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today.”

At other times, returning and rest is our salvation in warfare. There are times in the Bible when God’s people simply turn to the Lord, rest in the assurance of His protection and care, and sing His praises. Paul and Silas sang songs of praise in prison and were set free. Jehoshaphat sent singers into the battle first. As they sang “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever,” the Lord defeated the three armies that had come against Judah.

If the only words that are going to come out of your mouth are words of defeat, discouragement, and fear, it is best to keep silent in the spiritual battle. Shut your mouth and meditate on God’s thoughts and not your own thoughts. Start taking in God’s words and let His faith take over your soul so that you can see God’s victory.

But if your heart is already set on God, abiding in truth, then praise the Lord and give thanks for who He is and what He has done. Rest in the finished work victory of Jesus Christ and let His grace and peace flood your soul.

Either way, trust God. The enemy you see today will never be seen again when God is finished fighting. Rest assured that God will take care of you.

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