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God’s Got This

God’s Got This? Got what? The thought that was brought to your mind just now. The thing you are most worried about. Your greatest fear. Your biggest insecurity. The place you feel overwhelmed. Your greatest struggle. The habit you can’t kick. The hurt you can’t let go of. The hang-up you can’t escape. God’s got this!

In perhaps one of the most spectacular chapters of the Bible we are encouraged that God’s got this. In Exodus 14, the Israelites are on the run from the Egyptians. For 400 years God’s people had been slaves in Egypt. Then God raised up a man name Moses to deliver them from their harsh oppression. Multiple confrontations and ten epidemics later Pharaoh agreed to let them go. Then he changed his mind and began to pursue after them with his vast army. The Israelites “feared greatly” (Exodus 14:10, ESV). And Moses countered, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” (Exodus 14:13-14, ESV, emphasis added).

The Lord will fight for you…and He did. Moses reached out his hand and the Red Sea split apart. The Israelites walked across on dry land and when the Egyptians began to chase after them, the waters collapsed and drowned them all. The Bible tells us that as God’s people looked back all they saw were dead Egyptians on the shore.

The Lord will fight for you…and He does. What is it? You are sending your baby off to school for the first time? Your teenager is ferociously campaigning for independence? Getting out of bed in the mornings is a fight? The news you just heard is suffocating? Your work is making you feel like an Israelite under the oppression of the Egyptians?

The Lord will fight for you…and He will. Whatever it is. God’s got this!

Ryan

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