The Israelites were up all night walking through the Red Sea. Just before dawn, the Lord confused the enemy and brought the sea down over them, drowning them all, see 14:23, 24. God knew how the day would end; that’s why He said, “Just stay calm.”

Exodus 14:14, “The Lord will fight for you. Just stay calm.” New Living Translation

Today my family is celebrating the birthdays of our three men. I planned on making each of them their favorite dessert, but the dishwasher was full and I didn’t get them made last night. My daughter stopped by; she was planning on making a favorite dish as a surprise but had to leave work early because she was sick. She left the ingredients and I added it to my list. Then I was up late babysitting.

When I woke up, I was stressed out because that added four items to my list. I read my Bible and the phrase, “Stay calm” jumped out at me. God reminded me I already made my husband a cherry pie on his birthday. My oldest son’s favorite pie is lemon meringue, but he would be just as happy with lemon bars. My youngest son requested pumpkin bars and those are much easier to make than a pie. I just need to “Stay calm and carry on.”

Keep Calm and Carry On was a motivational poster produced by the British government in 1939 in preparation for the Second World War.

Wikipedia credits the British government with the phrase but I believe they borrowed it from Exodus 14:14. Excuse me. I need to get cookin’!

Dear Father God,

You know the end from the beginning. You know how my day will end. I give this day to You. Guide me as I work my way through my list.

In Jesus Name,


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