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Cry, if you must, but Fear Not and Stand still
When you are faced with diverse and intense trials, it is natural to be overwhelmed. Whether you admit it or not, trials make us to reach out. To reach out to our inner self and to search for an answer, trials make us to reach out to God in Faith. Imagine a scenario of someone drowning, it is inevitable that he reaches out, cries out with all the strength he can muster and pray for help!
This morning I woke up with Exodus 14 on my mind. Last week Thursday at the Discipleship class, Bidemi Mark-Mordi, the teacher, taught extensively on Exodus 14. My walk away was,
‘Cry, if you must, but Fear Not and Stand still’
Sista B, as we call her, reminded us that it is okay to cry. It is okay to be afraid as long as we recognize that we must FEAR NOT and STAND after the crying and the being afraid, ‘we must fear not and stand still’ to see the salvation of the Lord (the help and deliverance that the Lord will bring our way).
I am a person of Faith. I believe firmly in the person of the Lord Jesus. I believe in the LORD. I believe in the Holy Spirit. I know without a shadow of doubt, that God is able to use my circumstances, pleasant and unpleasant for his purpose to ensure that He is glorified and that I am fine at the end of the day. No wonder, Romans 8: 28 says ‘…all (not some) things work together for good for those that love God and that are called according to His purpose.’
What the children of Israel were faced with – the red sea in front, Pharaoh behind, and they at the middle – is not different from all those overwhelming situations life unfolds sometimes. Think of is, you need a constant dose of hope and encouragement to keep living. Sometimes this encouragement comes from our relationships, work, successful projects accomplished, to say the least. For me, my greatest source of encouragement is in God’s presence. In His presence, I read, study and meditate on his words. Some days, I don’t even get the opportunity to read my bible, but I can think on what I read previously and apply to my day!
I know that there are some dark sides to managing ones’ mental health, and life’s tough blows that we all will rather not talk about or publish. Still, God’s word, in Exodus 14:13-14 should encourage you. It should encourage you the way it did this morning as I woke up.
They cried in fear, as death stared them in their face. And God’s word says,
“…Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will shew to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today, ye shall see them again no more forever.
The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”
Every day has in it the salvation of the Lord. Put differently every day has in it, its own solution and help that God has loaded into it. So when you feel overwhelmed don’t hesitate to ask the Lord for help. Ask the Lord to help you see His perspective, give you the needed strength to keep going and the courage to remain firm on what is true noble and just. My prayer is that today, you will see and receive God’s help as you fear not and stand still.
My name is Precious, I was Bipolar and I live a full life.
· ‘Cry, if you must, but Fear Not and Stand still’: an excerpt from Discipleship Class taught by Bidemi Mark-Mordi. You can find her on Facebook and join her every Thursday by 9: 45 am WAT for an intense and detailed bible study session. We started from Genesis chapter 1 now at Exodus 14. You can also follow her on twitter @bidemimarkmordi to read live tweets as the class unfolds every Thursday.
· Scriptures are taken from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
· Image: Google