Stand. Just Stand.

Stand. There are times when all we can do is to stand. Stand firm. That may be all we can even think to do when our life – our plans, our hopes, our relationships, our very self – is battered, bruised, pushed aside, attacked or dismissed.

Just stand. Stand our ground. Stand in our belief in the eternal love of God. Stand in the grace and truth of Jesus. Stand in the hope that God will work all things for the good of those who love Him. Stand in the trust – even shaky trust – that God is God and God is in control…and GOD wins over every circumstance that would break our hearts, put fear in our souls or seek to destroy our lives and our peace.

Stand firm. The battle belongs to the LORD. Let us stand firmly together with our God…and with His people.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 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.

– Ephesians 6:10-13