When I think of standing firm, I see this picture of a lighthouse in my mind. The lighthouse is being beaten by enormous waves but it can’t give up, it has a job to do – especially in the middle of a dark, dangerous storm. This lighthouse is built on a rock, its foundation is solid. So it is able to keep shining it’s light no matter how high and how strong the waves get. And, yes, the lighthouse is more worn when the waves stop. It is scraped and bruised from the ravages of the storm. But it stands firm, ready for the sunshine or the next storm – whatever comes.
That’s how firm I want to be as I stand on my Rock, my Father God.
In Exodus 4, Moses told the Israelites to “Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today.”
God is telling me this same thing today as I read and meditate on his Word.
I need to do my part of standing firm – trusting him, obeying him and loving him first. Then, as I watch, God will fight my battles. I will see my Father fit the puzzle pieces of my life together to fulfill his purposes. I will experience his blessings as his plans unfolds.
I will see it.
So I’m going to stand firm.
Thank you, Abba Father.