Some believe that when you become a born again Christian that problems are supposed to vanish and that life is to be blissful. Wouldn’t it be awesome if it were the case?
All through the Word of God we are told that in this life (the temporal one) we will have battles and difficulties. Jesus told His disciples; “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
The fact that Jesus has overcome the world is awesome, but He does say that we are going to have to deal with some stuff. The word that the New King James Version translates as “Tribulation” simply means trouble. Jesus said, “You will have trouble.”
So to the point; What do you do when you’ve done everything you know to do and you don’t know what to do? The Apostle Paul talks about spiritual warfare and the trouble of life in Ephesians 6 and He, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit tells us the only thing we can do when we know we have covered all of our bases.
“Therefor take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and have done all to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 Did you see it? HAVING DONE ALL, TO STAND. Paul goes on to talk about the Spiritual Armor but don’t overlook the importance of standing.
Stand with resolve that you trust God, no matter what.
Stand with the confidence that you have done your part and God will take care of the rest.
When the heat of the battle rages you declare with your mouth, “God I’m standing because I trust You.”
When the money is gone, stand. When the doctors report is bad, stand. When you deal with conflict, stand. Plant your feet firmly on the rock Christ Jesus. Put your confidence in what He has said in His Word and STAND.