It was time for a female pregnant deer to give birth in a thick forest. The place it found to reproduce had a small unquenched fire. The dry leaves in reaction with the small fire, turned into a bush fire. The animal, in pain managed to walk away from the disaster. After a few distance walk, it came to a river. It decided to turn right and go search for another place. On making the right turn move, it saw a hunter with his bow ready to let off an arrow at it. It turned to the left and saw a hungry lion. The pregnant vulnerable deer did not know what to do, for the reason that she was engulfed with obstacles.
Out of the blue, the skies became cloudy, little rain drops started falling. Heavy thunder stroke and lightening fell on the hunter’s eyes. Immediately he left the arrow. Since the lion was on the left side of the deer and also opposite to the hunter, it went straight into the lion’s neck. Heavy rain drops emerged and quenched the fire. The deer was still and gave birth.
Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.”
LESSON; certain battles that come our way in life are beyond our ability. The animal could not have fought this battle by itself. Therefore there was a need for a fighter who will fight and deliver it from all these obstacles.
The scripture above talks about two main things:
- A FIGHT
The LORD GOD knows we cannot fight, so He has given us assurance to fight for us. The word fight means; to use violent means to overpower somebody, engage or take part in a battle or defend something. God’s promise to fight for you means, your battles has become His; therefore HE will go to war on your behalf, He will defend you, and violently overpower your opposers. And you need not to do anything.
- ONLY BE STILL
The word ‘still’ means ‘not moving, quiet and undisturbed’. Just as the animal did not move, that is God’s plan of deliverance for you. God expects you to be quiet, undisturbed, and rely upon His power for total deliverance.
No matter the challenges that have surrounded you, this is the word of assurance from the LORD GOD to you. The LORD GOD is not man that HE will promise and fail. Whatever HE says, it shall surely come through. If HE fought for an animal, how much more you His child. Keep your hope alive. HE is fighting and shall fight for you.