“Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:13-14).
It’s often common for people to say that once a person has experienced an eating disorder, it never goes away. Somehow, at some place in time, it will either reoccur or haunt you and your thoughts for the rest of your life. And I believed it for a time. Even when I returned to a healthy weight, the battle was still very much going on in my mind. But through growing in the knowledge of the Lord and His word and love, I am no longer tormented by the thoughts that use to trouble my mind. Although it seems impossible, God can take away that thing which is enslaving you and stopping you feeling peace, and you never have to see it again.
This is the message that Moses gave to the Israelites when they were pursued by their Egyptian slave masters in the wildness. After being delivered from generations of hard and bitter bondage in Egypt, it seemed like the Israelites would be at the hands of their oppressors once again. But Moses told the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:13-14). God provided dry ground through the sea as a way of escape for the Israelites and took away the Egyptians from their lives.
In the same way that God made a way for the Israelites, He will do so for you. He will part seas for you. He is still an extraordinary God who works miracles. Whichever Egyptian is making your life bitter, don’t be afraid and don’t give up. All that is required of you is to be still, rest in the Lord and trust He will do it. Don’t worry about what you can’t control, instead put it into the safe hands of God who is able to exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ever imagine. (Ephesians 3:20).