Fear not! Stand your ground, and you will see the victory the Lord will win for you today... The Lord Himself will fight for you; you have only to keep still. (Gen. 14: 13,14)
How familiar, how comforting are those words: fear not! We come across them often in Scripture. Our Holy Fathers have been reminding us of them. It is good to remember them, to live by them.
That passage is from yesterday's first reading. The fear not bit was greatly appreciated, but what leapt off the page for me yesterday was what came next: the Lord Himself will fight for you. The Lord Himself will fight for you! You have only to keep still.
In other words, stop fretting. Stop with the faffing about, the second guessing, the worrying, the trying to force it.
There is so much doing going on around us; so much making, producing, achieving, striving, reaching, wanting.
Stop. Stand your ground. Keep still. The Lord Himself will fight for you.