Standing Firm

“Thank God because He’s good, because His love never quits….Pushed to the wall, I called to God; from the wide open spaces He answered….Far better to take refuge in God than in people;…Hear the shouts, hear the triumph songs in the camp of the saved? “The hand of God has turned the tide! The hand of God is raised in victory! the hand of God has turned the tide!” From Psalm 118 – The Message

Do you ever pray and pray and pray for an answer and then one morning the heaviness lifts and without knowing the specifics, you know God has answered your prayer? Ephesians 6 :11-13 tells us, “Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand firm against the schemes of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the full armor of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything to stand firm.” Until the veil is pulled back from the heavenlies, we will not know all the spiritual battle done in prayer. But in faith we know that much is taking place. Don’t be discouraged by the trials in your life. Be honest, work through them. Cling to God. Immerse yourself in God’s Word. Know by faith that God is more real than your own breath. There may be hard issues in life, but also know God is sovereign and as we pray He fights the battles. “Thank God because He is good, because His love never quits.”

One thought on “Standing Firm

  1. Penny-thank you for this encouragement. I believe always that God is with me, even during the trials. They do draw me closer and I can still see God’s goodness and grace. The thing that I have been clinging to this whole time is how amazed I am knowing- His mercies are new every morning! When I stop and think about that- all I can truly say is “Wow!”

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