“And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he shall shew to you to day : for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.” – Exodus 14:13.
At different times and in diverse manners the Almighty God repeatedly impressed it on His people that there is no way to get help in time of trouble than to trust in Him. A ready instance is that of the natural Jews shortly after their departure from the land of Egypt as mentioned in today's text. (Exodus 14: 10-12) Another example is that of the children of Judah under King Jehoshaphat, at the time three hostile nations pitched battle against them, causing great fright and anxiety in the hearts of the people of God. In answer to their prayers, the spirit of God came on Jahaziel the son of Zecharia, and he said to the people: “Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours but God's …. stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed …. For the LORD will be with you.” (2 Chronicles 20:5-17)
In the two instances cited, both Pharaoh and the three enemy nations with their hosts were woefully defeated by the Almighty God. (Exodus 14:21-31; 15:1-21; 2 Chron. 20:20-30) His help for His people in such instances should teach us to remain calm in times of crises and to trust firmly in Him, no matter how extreme the circumstance may look like.