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One of the hardest things to do is “wait”. Waiting doesn’t sound like a faith word or even a word that demonstrates believing God. Waiting almost seems to have a faltering connotation, like what one would do at those times when one has no idea what else to do.

“To wait” >> “to remain inactive or in a state of repose, until something expected happens” (as per

There are times in life when we are confronted with a circumstance or difficulty in which we have no idea what we are to do. And like Moses, we must remind ourselves …

“Do not be afraid. Stand firm [wait] and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today.” (Exodus 14:13, NIV)

There it is – Wait. Wait until something happens. Faith says, “Wait. Stand firm.” Our feelings may tell us otherwise ….

  • Discouragement says, “Throw in the towel. Give up. What’s the use?”
  • Impatience says, “Do something! Why waste time? Take the bull by the horns. “
  • Pride says, “You’re savvy. You know what to do. You don’t need anyone. Just go with what you know.”
  • Fear says, “This is too hard. You’re too weak. You have no idea what will happen if you try.”

And to each of these, our faith says, “Stand firm and watch the Lord rescue you today.”

The Israelites panicked when they saw the Egyptians bearing down on them and ready to overtake them. In their panic, they forgot all that God had already done in order to get them out of Egypt. But one person at least had not forgotten. Moses remembered all God had done and he knew to apply what he had learned to this current crisis of faith. Moses had no idea what God was going to do. But in this one statement of faith, he declared his confidence in God before the people.

Waiting is not a hesitancy at all. It is not an idleness but actually an action. It takes strength to restrain oneself from jumping and doing every idea which comes into our heads. It takes believing in God to do something on our behalf, which will cause us to be calm and stand firm. In standing firm, we don’t back down to our feelings, our fears or suggestions from others. In standing firm, we wait in expectancy upon our God to do something, to direct us to action, or to tell us to move.

We must never force ourselves into action.

  Rather may we stand firm and wait on our God.


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