Sunday, May 23, 2010
I Will Just Stand
My friends, greetings in the precious name of Jesus!
This message is for those of us who have given all we can and yet it seems to be not enough. Do you know what I am talking about? Day in and day out, you give your best, day in and day out, you try to be a better person, but it seems like it is still not enough. I have had enough and now I am at the point where I will just stand. So, today, I mediated on God's word. Specifically, 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17, where Paul wrote, "May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word." (NIV) I needed to hear those words. I needed that encouragement today.
One of Donnie McClurkin's song came to mind and I began to listen, After You Have Done All You Can.
Donnie sings in the chorus:
"Well you just stand
when there's nothing left to do you just stand
Watch the Lord see you through,
Yes after you done all you can,
You just stand."
My friends, that is exactly what I am doing, I am standing because I will not be entangled in the bondage that I was once tangled in. I am standing on the promises of Christ. I am standing through the hurt and the pain, through the rain and through the storm, I am standing for all women whose hearts have been heavy laden, who have been used and misused, I am standing for women who are in bondage and praying that they will be able to stand because up God will step in. When there is nothing left for you to do, just stand.
Therese from Belize