|Reaching America's Law Enforcement for Christ
|"LEOs 4 HIM"
Law Enforcement Officers for Christ
|Simple Message Ministries
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|Daily Armor for Peace Officers
Whether you are an officer who is new to the faith, a seasoned believer, or unsure of where you are spiritually, it is our desire
that these quick and simple truths from God's Word will encourage you in a relationship with Jesus Christ.
(A devotional is posted 2 days a week. Circumstances, such as traveling may occasionally delay new postings).
And Moses said unto the people,
Fear ye not, standstill, and see the
salvation of the LORD, which He will
show to you today: for the Egyptians
whom ye have seen today, ye shall
see them again no more forever. The
LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall
hold your peace.
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|As a deputy, I arrived at a convenience store one night for what was supposed to be a quick report on a
shoplifting. Assuming the violator had fled I was surprised when three witnesses pointed to a car where
he was sitting. I made contact with him and quickly realized I may be in trouble due to his enormous
size and mental instability. Because of his defiance, I skipped the interview phase and immediately told
him he was under arrest (he wasn't impressed). He then started walking toward the witnesses who were
standing against the building, describing what he was going to do them. Pepper spray and Tasers were
not acceptable tools at that time so I extended my baton and began yelling commands. He got within ten
feet of the witnesses which meant I had to do something NOW. Taking aim at the common peroneal
nerve on his leg I prepared to make what was sure to be multiple strikes that would hopefully take him
down, but as I started to swing he suddenly stopped and put his hands behind his back (whew!). It took
two pair of handcuffs to restrain him and I had to stuff him into my backseat. As a LEO you have
probably been in a similar situation, so you know what I mean when I say that as I finally closed the
door, the relief that I experienced was indescribable.
In today's text the Israelites were also in a situation where all odds were against them. Moses had led
them out of Egypt and the Egyptians had pursued them to the Red Sea. With an army behind them and
a sea in front of them they seemed to be doomed and were blaming Moses for their demise. Having
experienced the power of God in bringing them to this point, Moses said with confidence "standstill, and
see the salvation of the LORD". Moses didn't waver in his faith, he may not have known how the Lord
was going to deliver them but he was trusting in God's promise. Then, at God's direction he lifted up his
rod, stretched out his hand, and the sea parted so that they could cross (I hope I get to see a replay
of that in Heaven someday).
As LEOs we are fighters, even when all odds are against us. However, what happens when we are
facing a situation in life in which there is nowhere to turn? No matter how hard we fight and struggle
we just can't get the victory? I have received emails from some of you who are in such situations, and
I myself have been there too. So what is the answer? Many times as we submit to God, He will lead us
down a path that will eventually bring us out of the circumstances we face and our faith will grow
stronger on the journey. However, there also times when He requires us to just stop where we are.
Moses told them to "standstill", and then he said "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your
peace". In other words, quit your complaining, don't try to fight, don't try to swim, just watch the Lord
work. It's difficult for us to grasp, but if you're a child of God there are times when God will require
us to wait and watch Him fight for us. It's during those times that we have to quit fighting and trying
to force a solution for our problem, and instead watch our Lord deliver us. To do this it requires first of
all that we know Christ as Savior, and secondly that we shift our confidence to handle the situation
from ourselves to the Lord. The salvation He brings you may or may not be what you expect, but it will
be the right solution and the best solution. "The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace".