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After You've Done All You Can To Stand, Stand Firm

Posted on 23 August, 2015 at 21:45


There's a scripture in the Bible that says when you have done all you can do to stand: stand firm. I often times sit back and think about this scripture, especially when I'm going through a test (take my word for it I've been through and going through a lot of tests!) I find it interesting that the scripture says "when you have done all you can". I find it interesting because when you say “all” that means I already gave it my everything. The definition of all is the whole of (used in referring to quantity, extent, or duration. However the scripture says, after I give it my all to stand, stand firm. One would think well if I gave it my all to stand and that didn't work, what else can I use to stand firm. I guess that's why the Bible says trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.When you try to rationalize it you will fall short all the time, because God is not limited to our abilities. I have gone through some crazy situations and I promise you, if it had not been for the Lord on my side, I don't know where I would be!. A couple of years back my doctor found two nodules on my thyroid (a nodule is a small mass) and wanted to do a biopsy to assure it wasn't cancer. Now listen I have faith in God believe me I do, but I must admit I was a little shaken (nope let me tell the truth and let the Lord love me! As my mother says) I was a lot shaken.

Listen it was bad enough that I received this news from the doctor, but then God spoke to me and said don't tell anyone. Ok, wait a minute God (that's what I said) you mean to tell me I have to go through this and on top of that alone! Then I started negotiating with God like Abraham did about Sodom and Gomorrah (you remember when Abraham said if there is 10 righteous people in the city will you spare it and the Lord said I will, then Abraham said ok my Lord how about 5!). My conversation went a little different, I said lord can I tell my Mother so she can pray with me (Listen my Mother is anointed I have seen her lay hands on the sick and they recovered!) but God said no. Then I said ok how about my Pastor, He said no to that also. Then God said something to me that I will never forget He said " if you can't live it you can't preach it". Listen I don't know how I did it on my own believe me I used all that I had in me. I went to get the biopsy by myself as I was told. I remember being in the room laying on the bed and I began to have a moment (that means I was freaking out). I said Lord I'm here all by myself and in his calm voice He said no you’re not, I'm here with you. Talk about the peace that surpasses all understanding came over me, and I was alright. I did all I could do to stand and my stand firm came from God. Why do I say that? The fact that I didn't tell anyone what was going on, I showed up alone to do the biopsy was all in my ability. However once I was there laying on that bed waiting for the biopsy to begin, I lost it. Then God gave me the peace that surpasses all understanding then and only then was I able to stand firm. The biopsy was over and then I had to wait for the results. When I tell you I had to endure spiritual warfare, my God I kid you not. Listen I pray you all know that the mind is the battle field where the enemy attacks you. The enemy would play it over and over in my head how the Doctor would tell me I have cancer. When I tell you I put down some prayer, and battled to keep my mind under subjection. I had to keep reciting the scripture that says He keep those in perfect peace whose mind stay on him. Then I would follow with Romans 8:28 (this is one of my favorite scriptures). I was dealing with this around the holidays and all my family was around and no one had a clue what I was dealing with. I saw this as confirmation that this was truly a test and God wanted me to do it alone, because not even my Mother had any clue (usually the Holy Ghost tells her all our business). The results came back that the nodules were benign and there was no cancer (to God be the glory!) People of God listen when you have done your all to stand, you can stand firm on God. When you have exhausted all your strength and ability, remember you serve a God that has all power and it never runs out! Always remember that the promises of God are yes and amen. There are no problems, situations nor circumstances too big for God so stand firm on Him!      I Love You With The Love Of The Lord

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