In Exodus 14:13-15 we have two things the Israelites are told to do. In verse 13 they are told to stand still and in verse 15 they are told to move forward. Which should they do? All in a matter of 3 verses they are told to do opposite things. How confusing is that?
However, the issue here is not really that hard to figure out. The Israelites needed to do both things and not one or the other. They needed to stand still and they needed to move. Of course they can't do both at the same time but they can do both in proper sequence.
The Children of Israel were in a state of panic and they needed to stand still to get focused on God and get proper directions. These people needed to calm down about Pharaoh's army coming after them at the Red Sea. God already had a plan and a solution for this situation but in their state of panic they were not ready to listen. Moses had to tell them to stand still. Moses had to remain calm.
Many times when we panic over certain conditions in life, we fail to stand still and listen to the Lord for proper instructions or directions. When we let our emotions control our thinking, we lose out on God's solutions to our problems. We lose out on the blessings, miracles and the ways of escape that He planned for our lives.
In their state of panic, where were the Children of Israel going to go? What were they going to do? They had no solutions at all. I can pretty much guarantee they were not thinking about going through the Red Sea as a way of escape.
This is why it's so important that we do not panic during times of trouble and tribulations. We need to stay focused on the Lord for proper instructions and directions. That means standing still to get focused and then move in the right direction.
Don't miss your miracles, healings or blessings by being in a state of panic. Stand still to get what you need from the Lord and then move in the right direction to get closer to your victory.
The Lord moved the Children of Israel closer to the Red Sea, which meant He moved them closer to their victory over Pharoah's army. God was able to do this because they stood still first and then moved in the right direction. We need to do the same!
Stand still and then move to your victory!