Stand is a powerful word that we all can identify with. It simply asks the question, can we remain standing when life’s issues began to take a toll on us? We must remain standing no matter how hard and trying life becomes and appears to be working against us! Stand deals with the inner being of us individually and spiritually! In order for us to be able to stand during these times, we must seek prayer and spiritual guidance so that we rise above the matters at hand.
We must STAND when we are depressed! We must STAND when we are oppressed! We must STAND when we are hurt! We must STAND when we are broke! We must STAND when we are sick! We must STAND when we are broken! We must STAND when we are on the brink of suicide! We must STAND when there is nothing left for us to do! Even though we fight and appear to be falling down, we are not! We are literally wavering with the issues and matters at hand and as long as we stand, we will never be overtaken and come to a fall!
Stand is self-motivation and encouragement to our inner beings. At times, we may have to cry in order to stand! We may have to withdraw from people in order to stand! People will never fully become acclimated and understand our stance but we must not become acclimated to the stance that they believe we should take or accept their understanding concerning us individually!
Stand lets us know that no matter how hard the battle is, we are able to endure it. We were already predestined to be victors and not victims! We must press our way and stand even when we began to ask those self-directed questions such as: Why do I have to go through so much pain? Why do I have to struggle all the time? Why do I have to lack all the time? Why do I have so much sadness? Why do I have so much unhappiness?
Question after question, but we must still stand beyond the all the why’s even when it is dragging us into a deep hole of depression and we dress the outside as if everything is okay. With the truth being told, it’s not all okay! We are tired and tired of standing when it seems like love, peace, joy, happiness, and surplus keeps passing us by. My God, My Lord, have you forgotten about us or how much longer will it be before you remember us?
We have had incidents and situations that we can’t shake, move pass, and we toss and turn with sleepless nights while our minds are running marathons and our souls are not at rest! We don’t have the resources to right our wrongs but we still struggle to stand! By the grace and mercy of God, we’re able to stand because He is our light and our salvation and we trust Him regarding our lives and the issues of our hearts that are hidden from the world of people.
Be encouraged to STAND, STAND, STAND, STAND, AND STAND! In all that we have to go through and endure, we will come out saying, we had the strength and power in spite of, to STAND!