The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.
Exodus 14:14 NIV
To be still.
I must admit. This is a difficult one. But not impossible to do.
We all suffer from anxieties. Especially in this day and age where the world is just too busy, too fast. Too… And we have to do our best to be able to catch up and not get left behind.
And yet, here is God telling us -me- to be still.
Being a youth leader in my church, I’ve learned so much not just about leading. But I also learned how to serve first. I’m sure for those youth leaders, you know how tough this job description is.
Summer camp is upon us -2 weeks to be exact!- and we’ve been preparing and planning for months now. And as this things go, we are stressed out to the max. It didn’t help that most of us are in university and finals were just right in the corner. But of course, we only have ourselves to blame because we started planning a bit late.
But thank God because program wise, we’re good to go. We only need to smooth a few wrinkles but it’s as good as it can be. But what got us pacing around and around is the financial aspect of things. We still need a big amount of money for our fellow delegates.
As they say, money makes the world go round. Well in our case, it made us literally go round and round with worry. And ever since March started, our stress levels definitely kick into gear.
Of course, as a leader, we want our youths to be able to attend our events especially youth camp. It’s the time for them to be in a different place with people of the same age where their only focus is God. There’s just something about youth camp especially these kinds that really helps in the growth of a youth. I for one have been going since I was 12. And now, 10 years later, here I am, still going.
Me and my fellow leaders have been trying to come up with fundraisers to help the delegates get the amount they need in order for them to attend. We have a lot of ideas but we often ask ourselves if it will work out. And time is running out for us.
I know we can’t really help but to worry ourselves. And for me, whenever something like this happens, I can only do but pray my very best and believe that God will provide just as He always does. So today’s devotion really speaks to me.
Like what He said in Psalms 46, “Be still, and know that I am God.” This tells me to stop worrying and be still, and let Him be God in my life -in our lives. To listen to what He says not what we think we know. All we need is to be still, and He will fight for us.
Be God in our hearts.
Be God in our lives.
Lord, I pray
In Jesus Name
Btw, for those who are wondering, I’ve been following the #shereadstruth reading plan. It has been really helpful with my everyday devotions. Go check it out if you want here.