On Why We Stand
Originally posted in September 2015
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”- Eph 6:13
We stand, even though our hearts are breaking, because God is good and everything that He does is good. And even though we may not see it, He means everything for good.
We stand because we know that if God be for us, no one can be against us. Because we know that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. Because we know that all things work together for good for them that love God and are called according to His purpose.
We stand because we know that it is for times as this that we are men and women of faith. We know that our Redeemer lives and He will take His stand on the earth. And after this body has decayed, yet in our flesh we will see God.
We stand because we know that nothing can separate us from God’s love, NOTHING. And because we know that in all of these things, we are more than conquerors. We stand because we know that earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Because we know that there is a hereafter and our hope shall not be cut short.
We stand because the God of Jacob is our ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. We are still, because we know that our God is sovereign, He will be exalted in all the earth.
We stand because we know that we have the Holy Spirit with us, to comfort us. Because we know that Jesus felt what we are feeling, didn’t He also weep for Lazarus before He raised him? We stand because You will not abandon us to the realm of the dead. We stand because we know that this is a process- the mortal body must put on immortality and Death is swallowed up in victory. Because we know that our light affliction works for us more exceedingly an eternal weight of glory.
We stand because You O Lord are unquestionable. Shall the potsherd ask the potter what He has made? We know that You will wipe away every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or sorrow or pain, for the old older of things has passed away.
“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for Jehovah hath comforted His people, and will have compassion upon his afflicted”.