STAND STRONG IN THE LORD:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
I called on your name, O Lord…you heard my voice…you drew near on the day I called and you said, “Do not fear!” (Lamentations 3:55-57)
Overcoming obstacles one by one, the answer can be found in God’s word, but, in order to tap into the source you must make a commitment to open the book, engage your mind and focus on what thus says the Lord. There is no reason to fear or feel intimidated of what you might discover about yourself, it’s the correct time to open up and allow the Holy Spirit room to move within.
Sometimes you may feel as if you’re on an emotional rollercoaster ‘ups and downs’, unable to grasp reality of the life God has given you. The truth is, many of you chose to take the road of least resistance, believing in your heart that you control events as they unfold in your life. The scripture reminds us this way, rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him (Psalm 37:7; NKJV).
It is the Lord who gives you endurance to run the race set before you, his grace (favor) builds you up in order for you to make transitions, withstand opposition and not be defeated by tactics of the enemy. As Paul admonished Timothy, “You must endure hardship as a good solider of Jesus Christ (2 Timothy: 2:3). So it shall be, prepare for battle by putting on the whole amour because the battle you fight belong to the Lord, who directs your steps, for he has already promised to never leave nor forsake you. Learn to rest in him and wait patiently, he will come through in ways you cannot even begin to imagine, STAND STRONG IN THE LORD.