“Quiet your heart in His presence and pray; keep hope alive as you long for God to come through for you. And don’t think for a moment that the wicked in their prosperity are better off than you.” Psalm 37:7
Sandwiched between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea, the children of Israel found themselves in a situation they could not control. Filled with the fear of certain death they began to complain and doubt rather than pray.
It is here Moses, who was God’s mouthpiece to the children of Israel, spoke words that we too must speak to ourselves when surrounded on all sides by life’s difficulties:
And Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace Exodus 14:13-14 (NIV).
Like Moses, we must place our eternal hope in God and not ourselves. I believe this is why we are told in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 to “pray without ceasing” or to “pray continually”.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. – Ephesians 6:18
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. – Romans 12:12
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. – Colossians 4:2
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. – Philippians 4:6
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known. – Jeremiah 33:3
Seek the LORD and His strength; Seek His face continually. – 1 Chronicles 16:11
Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not to lose heart – Luke 18:1
LORD Heavenly Father, Creator of ALL things seen and unseen. Without Your Will, nothing is permitted. ALL Glory to Your holy Name as we learn about the fence around Job, his family and property. “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land.” Job 1:10.
Hallelujah Glory!!! Amen. Be with me, cover me, guide me and lead me, Amen.
Everyone shares the desire to feel safe. It’s one of the reasons people will move, for example, to a “safer” neighborhood—because they want the peace of mind of feeling protected. The Bible tells us, however, that God has promised to protect you. If you remember, Jesus stated in John 10:28-30 that no one can snatch you out of his hand or the Father’s hand.