by John P. Toomey
What does God want me to do when the world is falling apart around me? What does God expect from me during adversity? What does God desire from me during my time of testing? The answer is simple, perhaps so simple because our human nature wants to over complicate it. What is the answer? Simply STAND AND KNOW HE IS GOD. When the storms of life are raging, JUST STAND. When you think all is lost, JUST STAND. When you don’t know what else to do, JUST STAND.
Ultimate victory is ours through Jesus Christ. The crown of life places us into the kingdom of God and that is something that can never be taken away. We are the only ones on this side of the grave that can take our crown away. Life is not always fair, and our victories are not always obvious, but our victory through Jesus Christ should be evident. Humility should lead to acts of service. Life is most certainly not full of victories, but is certainly full of grace.
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Come, behold the works of the Lord, what desolations he hath made in the earth. He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.” – Psalm 46
by John P. Toomey