But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand where you are and watch the Lord rescue you. The Egyptians that you see today will never be seen again. The Lord Himself will fight for you. You won’t have to lift a finger in your defense.” Exodus 14:13,14
When you have been wronged you want to fight to make it right. Instinctively you want to ‘get even,’ My sister was wrongly accused of embezzlement of funds and lost her job of 30 years. I was wrongly accused of being toxic to patients and lost my job of 8 years. Another friend was released from her special education position in the public schools because the authorities found marijuana on her property. It has been years, but one by one all of us are being exonerated. My sister’s accusers have been stripped of their credentials and are facing prison sentences for the very embezzlement of which they accused her. I have a letter from Human Resources at my former place of employment that all the accusations made against me could not be proven. My teacher friend has been exonerated in a court of law and given the ok to teach again. She does not want to go back, but is glad for the exoneration. All of us feel the same way. We do not want to go back to Egypt. Today’s Scripture can be such an encouragement to if you are in a hard spot. He knows what He is doing and He says to all of us
19 Do not avenge yourselves, dear friends, but give place to God’s wrath, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 (NET)
When God says to ‘give place to God’s wrath.’ I think that means to make a clear path for God to move. Get out of the way, just stand and watch. I have been doing that for 14 months and as I have been standing, I am seeing how He is unfolding His plans. It is marvelous to behold. It will be magnificent to see my own Red Sea part. I have seen my sister’s Red Sea part and my teacher friend’s Red Sea part. They were practice sessions for me. My day is coming. The pillar of cloud/fire has my back. I am ok.
Today I had coffee with a friend who was falsely accused by her employer and let go. She did not fight, was given a management position in another company and is finding that now many from her old employer are coming to her for jobs. She has a sense of victory and vindication. God moved her to a better place and people are recognizing her position of power. We praise God for His favor.
He is with us,