Life can get pretty difficult. It gets more difficult when we see those who abuse, getting on well. When it seems that the work of God does not move forward, but rather backward. In our culture, we call that failure. We begin to feel unsuccessful.
I believe that is why we are encouraged to stand. We actually mimic the character of God by standing. When we stand, we declare that no matter what may seem to be happening around us, no matter what people may describe as failure, no matter how disrespected we feel in various circles, God calls us to stand.
Trick of standing is in the waiting. How long do I stand?
How long Lord will it be when you start to fight for us and turn things around? When do get some respect or acknowledgement of success? When will you be honoured because of what you have done for us?
Yeah, I know, it sounds like God needs to make us look good for Him to look good. So lets not go there. Instead, we stand so that God can move forward and take over and receive the glory Himself as He moves through us. Then those who have been abused get healed, those who work for God see fruit in their own lives as well as in others and the work of God moves forward.
I am not saying that when God takes over and fights for us that it will be a silent event – in fact, I believe it can be quite dramatic and eventful. What is important to understand, what is critical for us in order to succeed in standing, is in the knowing that at some point, the Lord will go out to fight for us. He will be the difference between life and death. He is anticipating to surprise us with His amazing love and determination to see something happen in our lives and for us to be astounded of what can happen through our lives when we submit to His timing and His plan.
Pray that you might be found standing in the midst of whatever life has decided to through your way – and I looking forward to hearing how and when He will go out and fight on your behalf.