Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see to day you will never see again. The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Standing firm and standing still are not the two options that come rushing to my head when I find myself in precarious position. In fact I would much rather run, tuck my tail and hide. But what does running and hiding solve? Not much. In most cases, when we decide to unearth our head from the sand again, the problem is still there staring us in the face.
I am no fan of confrontation but there are times when it is a must. Just as God wanted the Israelites to see that He was big enough to handle their problems, He is doing the same thing today. How can we really know what God is capable of if we never find ourselves on the battlefields of life?
While there are those like me who would be happy to avoid confrontation, there are many more individuals that run full speed ahead ready to tackle their enemies. But running full throttle ahead is not always best either. The instructions the Israelites received for this battle was to not be afraid and stand firm.
We lose precious eyewitness accounts with God, when we fail to follow His instructions. There is a vast difference between reading something in a textbook and having a personal account of such event. Running diminishes our view of God and our opportunity to see real victory in our lives.
Is there something you need to face today instead of ducking and dodging?