Stand firm

For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God. Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 1:20-22

I know that the Lord’s promises are yes and amen but sometimes when those promises seem to be taking a little longer to come than I had anticipated I start to feel unsure, I start to waver. It is in these times that I need to remember to stand firm, to stand firm even when the promises seem to be taking a while.

I cannot do it out of my own strength, God is the one who makes me stand firm.

He created me to be strong and courageous and to not shrink back, to stand firm and believe that His promises are yes and amen. It doesn’t say that His promises are now, whenever you like or in my own timing but they are still a yes.

When I feel that I am beginning to waver I remember that God has anointed me, He has set his seal of ownership upon me and put His Spirit in my heart (verse 21 & 22). It does not matter what is happening or what I am waiting for I am still Gods precious daughter, I am chosen, I am loved and I will be taken care of.

This song has been chasing me all week as I process the current situation I find myself in. I am in a situation where I am waiting for God to provide for my family and me in a big way. The odds seem against us and we need a creative miracle. As I am waiting on the Lord to speak, to show me the way, to provide, these lyrics have been constantly running through my mind…

Such a journey walking with you now, when I don’t know what steps to take, when I don’t know the moves to make, this one thing I can’t escape, Your love.
When I don’t have the words to say, when I can’t seem to find my way, this one thing I can’t escape, It’s Your love.

God’s love is what makes me firm. He loves me like a perfect Father and He will sustain me. To know the love of the Father is all that I need to stand firm. He loves me so much that He sent me His Spirit. The Holy Spirit comforts me, guides me, and strengthens me. God is with me always… from the mountain to the valley, from the desert to the raging sea, and in the silence or the city streets, Your presence always covers me.

I don’t have the answers for everything; why there is a delay to the thing that I am waiting on I do not know, but the one thing I do know is that God loves me. He is a good God and in Him everything will be ok. Whether I am here or there I am still anointed as His, I am still loved and in His love I can stand firm.

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