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Stand Firm

What do you do when turmoil swirls around you? We’re still in the midst of the pandemic and now vaccine mandate wars have begun. I met someone the other day who was seeking out a new job because she knew it wouldn’t be long before she would be fired for non-compliance.

You may be reading this long after the pandemic and all its troubles are past, but your personal life may be in turmoil. It’s hard to escape the trial and tribulation of this world. But in the midst of it, you can stand firm.

Firm – not in an unwieldly, stubborn sense, but firm in the knowledge of who God is. Firm in the knowledge that though darkness seems to prevail, the kingdom of God is ever increasing. Firm in the knowledge that nothing can separate you from God’s love.

We must wisely choose our battles and the weapons with which we fight. We must be willing to yield our way when God’s pure and peaceable wisdom comes to us and the peace of God floods our soul.

Jesus chided the religious Pharisees because they did not know scripture, nor did they comprehend God’s power. As believers, we must hold fast to the truth of the word of God. And in hand, we must fully grasp the power of God that is able to divinely intervene when his people call on his name.

These are the times that “try men’s souls” but you have a God who is still on his throne. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might. Stand firm.

“Jesus replied, ‘Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.’” Matthew 22:29

“Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end...” Isaiah 9:7 NIV

“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38 NLT

“The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.” 2 Corinthians 10:4 NLT

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17 NKJV

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.” Ephesians 6:10 NLT



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Laura Woodworth brings a lifetime of rich and varied experience to her work and writing. With a background as a missionary, homeschooling mom, doula, development executive, bible college teacher, full-time minister and film and television writer-producer-director -- her passion is Jesus and her goal to inspire others to live lives that display God’s glory and goodness.


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