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“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”Exodus 14:14
How can we rest and fight…
Keep Your Peace (Rest & Fight): Devotion Day 34
In the middle of 2020, a friend shared this verse with me when I was struggling with how to overcome adversity and personal struggles. As soon as she sent me Exodus 14:14, I put it everywhere from post-it notes to my computer screen saver. I even created a wallpaper for my iPhone.
She went on to text this:
The author goes on to say that by remembering the Lord (being still) we can take those steps to courageously move forward. I am praying that as you are still, the Lord will bring remembrances of His great love and care for you and your family, that He will provide the peace you need. I am actually praying that for you all.
I then came across a sermon that provided a different version of Exodus 14:14:
“Hold your peace, remain at rest and God will fight your battles.”
It seems counterintuitive to rest instead of fight. But we cannot be controlled by what we don’t have control over and should not worry what we cannot change.
To remain at rest and keep our peace, we have to let go of what we cannot control. But the key component is to trust that in our rest, God remains at the ready to fight on our behalf.
I’ve learned this year that just as no amount of words or explanation can make someone understand me, God doesn’t need me to fight his battles. And even without any words or work on my part, God CAN conquer on my behalf.
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Scripture: Exodus 13:1-15:27
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