Stand!!!

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I’ve been going through what I would call an overwhelming season and I’ve been encouraging myself and just going on, trusting God in the midst of my many contradictions and choosing instead to believe that GOD not only CAN but that HE WILL. In this season, I have experienced times of immense strength and encouragement, as well as times when I just want to break down and cry, and more often than not, a light streams in through the window, a phone call comes in to encourage me, a scripture drops in my spirit that comforts me, or someone randomly tweets a scripture at me.

Today was one of the breakdown and cry days; but then,  I realized I really hadn’t sat down and spoken to God about what I was really going through of recent. I had talked at Him, talked about Him, talked about how I felt to others but I had not sat down to talk to Him heart to heart as a father to just share my frustrations. That was the reason I was so overwhelmed because I felt so alone. So I told myself I was going to spend lunch having a conversation with Him.

I did just that and with tears streaming down my face and my heart overwhelmed like David when He cried, “Lord lead me to the rock,” God brought a song to me. I probably hadn’t thought about or heard the song in over ten years, but today, He said to me, “Child, Stand”.

Stand

I am not sure who else feels like he or she has done all and it just seems never enough, like God said to me through this song, I say to you, STAND.

Paul, in Eph. 6:13, also said,

“Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND.  STAND therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness..”

It is right there, after having done all, to stand, Stand therefore.

IT is not enough to do all to stand; you and I have to actually STAND.

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So I am sharing the song here and the lyrics and trusting that just like God used it to wipe away my tears, God would do the same for you. Sometimes, you realize you really haven’t done all to stand, so you go back and take on the whole armour. Other times, you realize you have done all to stand and there’s nothing left to do but to STAND and let the Lord see you through. So after you’ve done all you can, you stay believing and just STAND.

What do you do when you’ve done all you can
And it seems like it’s never enough?
And what do you say when your friends turn away
And you’re all alone, alone?
Tell me, what do you give when you’ve given your all
And it seems like you can’t make it through?
Well you just stand when there’s nothing left to do
You just stand, watch the Lord see you through
Yes, after you done all you can, you just stand

Tell me, how do you handle the guilt of your past?
Tell me, how do you deal with the shame?
And how can you smile while your heart has been broken
And filled with pain, filled with pain?
Tell me what do you give when you’ve given your all
Seems like you can’t make it through?
Child, you just stand when there’s nothing left to do
You just stand, watch the Lord see you through
Yes, after you’ve done all you can, you just stand

Stand and be sure
Be not entangled in that bondage again
You just stand, and endure
God has a purpose, yes, God has a plan

Tell me what do you do when you’ve done all you can
And it seems like you can’t make it through?
Child, you just stand, you just stand, stand
Don’t you dare give up through the storm, stand through the rain
Through the hurt, yeah, through the pain
Don’t you bow, and don’t bend don’t give up, no, don’t give in
Hold on, just be strong, God will step in and it won’t be long
After you’ve done all you can, after you’ve done all you can
After you’ve done all you can, after you’ve done all you can
After you’ve gone through the hurt, after you’ve gone through the pain
After you gone through the storm, after you gone through the rain
Prayed and cried, prayed and cried
Prayed and you’ve cried
Prayed and cried, oh my
After you done all you can you just stand”

So friend, I say to you, Stand!

God bless you!

@eloxie

 

 

 

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