“Don’t be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch the Lord rescue you. The Egyptians that you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense.” (Exodus 14:13-14 NLT)
Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving!” (Exodus 14:15 NLT)
- That meltdown my son is having – don't cry, get moving! THE LORD HIMSELF WILL FIGHT FOR ME. He will give me His patience, His peace, and His wisdom.
- I snap, lose my temper, with someone I love (again) and don’t behave like a child of God – don't cry, get moving! THE LORD HIMSELF WILL FIGHT FOR ME. I can ask for forgiveness in humility and my mistake will be as far from me as the east is from the west.
- Our bills are due and we don’t have the money to pay them all – don't cry, get moving! THE LORD HIMSELF WILL FIGHT FOR US. We will do what we can with what we have and continue to trust that God will show us what to do in the gap.
- I feel like a failure; I question if my existence really does matter – don't cry, get moving! THE LORD HIMSELF WILL FIGHT FOR ME. He sent his son to live a perfect life and die in MY place. I do matter.
God himself witnessed his beautiful creation of man fall from grace in the Garden of Eden. He himself fought for them by promising a Savior who would take on our sin in human form and do all that we could not do. The Son of God came to earth, lived a perfect life, and when the time was right – stopped crying out and to His Father and got moving to the cross.
This Christmas, as we reflect upon the perfect Son of God, lying in a manger, I will remember His promise and let it be what increases my courage. He will fight for me. It's go time.
Pray: Dear Lord, in you I am victorious over each second in this world. You will fight for me not because I have earned it but because you love me. This Christmas, I praise you for your power and strength. I need nothing because I have you by my side, fighting for me. My tears will be that of courage - I will get moving in joy! You are my strength. Amen
- Emily Krill