When You Are Confused … Just Be Still

“And Moses said unto the people, fear ye not, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, which he shall show to you today: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen today you shall see them again no more forever,” -¬†Exodus 14:13 KJV

I’d be the first to admit that occasionally I find myself in some challenging dilemmas. I don’t have or know all the answers to things that unpredictably come up in my life. I don’t even know where to begin looking for the answers. Occasionally I find myself immobilized by confusion. Usually those are times when I’m in a crisis … at the cross road of making a decision. Do I jump on this business venture or should I leave it alone? Do I confront this situation now or do I wait to see if the situation just fizzles out? Decisions, decisions, decisions!! Career decisions; relationship decisions; business decisions, ethical decisions, decisions about children, marriage, investments and the list seems eternally long. Every so often you can find yourself immobilized by confusion. Being confused can be very frustrating and fearful and can create pressure to act thoughtlessly and carelessly. When Israel ended up between their rock and their hard place with the Red Sea before them and the Egyptian army behind them they became fearful and began to complain. Too often this is our response to being confused. Some of us are not accustomed to NOT being in control of situations in our lives … being in control is a defense mechanism of safety for many of us. Anyway, Moses told them to be still and see God’s salvation. God wanted them to see what he was going to do. He wanted them to witness him introduce their dilemma to his deliverance and they could not do that if they were busy trying to make their own way out.

When you’re confused … don’t move. If you don’t know what to do, where to go or what decision to make then don’t move at all. You can’t be trusted when you’re confused … not even by yourself. Perhaps you’ve prayed about it and you’re still confused. BE STILL and SEE GOD. Your crisis is not going anywhere, your dilemma will be there when you decide to move. Don’t feel that you have to move on everything right away all of the time. A decision made behind the veil of confusion can be harmful to yourself and others. Be still, and see what God says. Hear his voice, watch what he does. Don’t surrender to your Egypt and don’t jump into the sea before the Lord parts it. When you’re confused … Be still.

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