“The Lord will fight for you; you need only be still.”
Exodus 14:14 NIV
Today in church I was overwhelmed during worship as I watched my friend Holly on the worship team. Holly is a very beautiful mother. She and her husband have been foster parents to so many and now have just one amazing foster son and a toddler of their own. I took a picture of her worshipping with arms raised as a reminder to live with faith like that (Holly is standing in centre stage with her hands raised in worship). Later, the other girls on the worship team and our whole church joined in agreement as Pastor Nathan prayed for Holly. Tomorrow she starts chemotherapy.
Holly, my friend Karen and I talked after church. There was such a stillness about Holly that it was astounding.
Through a series of events this afternoon the Lord led me to read Exodus 14:11-12 and then I saw the highlighted verses below:
“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
This is Holly’s second time battling cancer, just like it was the Israelites second time battling the Egyptians for freedom. God’s promise was that the Israelites would never see this enemy again. My prayer for Holly is that she would never see this enemy of cancer again; that it would be defeated once and for all in her body. Holly is living out the same trust in God as the Israelites did when they walked forward to deliverance through the red sea. Holly raised her hands and sang with heartfelt emotion today:
“You split the sea so I could walk right through it.
My fears were drowned in perfect love.
You rescued me and I could stand and sing…I am a child of God!”1 2
May you have faith for deliverance and be still, so the LORD can fight for you!
Father…I thank you for the freedom you bring. Help me to trust you with every inch of my being. Let my spirit be still so my heart can be free. I break the bondage of worry and fear. I will be still and look for your deliverance. In Jesus Name…Amen
Here’s the YouTube video ofJonathan David & Melissa Helser and the Bethel Worship team singing No Longer Slaves
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Such a great uplifting message for me today Sherry! Which I could have been there
for your awesome praise and worship time. Judi
I wish you could have been there too Judi. We are blessed with an incredibly talented, but more importantly spirit-sensitive worship team headed by Drew Mercer. Have a blessed day girl 🙂
May your revelation from the Lord come true for Holly!
I’m agreeing with that in prayer Laura!
Good morning, Sherry … I do love that verse. It gives us permission to take the pressure off ourselves to be in charge of what happens next, to constantly do battle, and to rest in the arms of the One who loves us most. Beautiful …
It is such a relieving verse. Praying you rest in Him today! Thanks for stopping by Linda.
Hi Sherry, I am reading this just as I am about to walk out the door to visit a close friend who is hospitalized due to cancer. Be Still, I will fight your battles for you. I will be praying for Holly as I go. On a completely different note, I am excited for your new devotional. I am happy to help promote it to the women of our network. Please email me. I am looking forward to hearing more! Hugs Angela
Angela, I’m so thankful reading your comment. I’m thankful that another person is being encouraged by the post, especially how you can encourage your friend with the message.
I would be honoured to have you share the book with your network. I will email you tomorrow.
Be Refreshed and Blessed,
Sherry, I popped over here after responding to your comment on my blog and just have to tell you … I needed to read this right now. I was anxious about something that is about to happen (like in the next few minutes), and the reminder that God will fight for me and I need only be still has brought me such peace. Not only that, but the song “No Longer Slaves” is one of my favorites … wow …
I just love how our Daddy works! Saying a prayer for you. #NoFear
Beautifully written, Sherry! Thank you so much for sharing, Love! Praying healing over your sweet friend, Holly! GOD bless you both! 🙂
Tai, Holly and I thank you for your prayers and encouragement. May you be blessed and refreshed!
That’s a wonderful promise you found in the Word. I’m in agreement for your friend!
Thanks Kelly. It is a wonderful promise that God has brought to my remembrance at key times. I’ll let Holly know. Much love,
No longer slaves is a inspirational worship song. This song is very popular in all over the world. I also like this song very much. I am searching for the piano chords of this song. Can you provide me? No longer slaves chords
Completely an inspirational song! So sorry, I don’t know where you can get the piano chords for the song 🙁 My answer for most of that stuff is “Ask Siri” 🙂
Have a blessed day!
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Thanks for sharing this link to your site. It looks awesome and I’ve linked to it before in one of my #musicpics posts. Thanks for all you’re doing to help us worship Him!