Monday, September 10, 2012

A Powerful Verse

My husband and I are making our way through a Daily Bible together. I will admit that we haven't been reading it every single day, but we've been trying to fork out time in the evenings to read as often as possible. We both realized that we haven't read nearly enough of the Bible and decided that we might as well tackle the whole thing together, bit by bit.

Last night we read about Moses parting the Red Sea and came across this verse, which I don't remember hearing or reading ever before:

"The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."
-Exodus 14:14

I love this. I think it's so powerful, and so comforting. These words speak to me in a very personal and uncomplicated sort of way. I tend to be a very big worrier, about things large and small, about things I can and cannot control. I feel most comfortable when I have a plan, and when things in my life are up in the air I don't always respond gracefully. And too often I forget that over-thinking and dwelling on life's inevitable obstacles (which I'm pretty good at) cannot provide a solution.

This verse reminds me to relinquish myself to God, to trust His plan for my life over my own, to let Him fight for me. It reminds me to aim for a still heart and a still mind--so difficult for an over-thinker like myself!--and to let God take away those worries.

How do these 12 words speak to you? I'd love to hear.


  1. I was eager to see what verse you were posting about when I saw this on my feed. This verse carried me thru a season of heartbreak & still gets me thru many days. I'm so thankful that I serve a God who has it all under control--big & small. God bless on your journey thru His Word! :)

    1. Katie, how wonderful that you know and love this verse too. I'm so happy to hear it's been a comfort to you, too. :)

  2. I love this verse, which is unfamiliar to me as well. Thank you for digging it out for us. I love the clarity of the Lord "fighting for" us -- what could be more comforting?

    And the "you need only to be still" reminds me of another favorite verse of mine: "The word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it." (See Deuteronomy 30:11-14) We don't need to be geniuses, or make heroic efforts to find God -- he's right here! We just need to look and listen.

    1. I love that verse! I hadn't heard it before, so I'm happy you shared it. Another very comforting image.

  3. This verse is great! I was worrying and stressing over a whole bunch in my life lately and it wasn't until Sunday that I finally surrendered it over to Christ and the peace i got wa incredible. If only I could be still more often for Him to do what He needs for me! Glad you gave this verse. :)

    And thank you for the clinique link, I'll definitely be looking into it. Also, your email isn't linked to your comments that you leave. If my comment here goes into your email, hit reply and email me, so I can help get you set that up. Then I can respond to your comments you leave. :) But just in case, my email is amazinggrape81{at}gmail{dot}com :)
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  4. I used to have that verse taped to my desk during's so powerful, and reminds me to let go of control and let God play out his plan. good words.

  5. As a fellow chronic worrier, this is a verse I need to try to keep in my head!!

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