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Be Steadfast

Sometimes we wonder why it seems we are always dealing with issues and problems.  We would love to live our lives in peace and harmony, with our only concern being what we will eat each day.  We know this is not the case.  We are either coming out of a problem or dealing with a new problem.  The one thing we must remember is to let God handle our problems.  Therefore, it is critical we know God’s word, then we will know how to handle problems when they come.  Also, we need to know how to pray.  In pray we commune with God and he communes with us.  We must put our faith and trust in God. Our faith should not waver every time a storm comes in our lives.  We need to be steadfast and unmovable.

In the scripture 1 Corinthians 15:58 it says “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”  The word Steadfast means to be resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.  To be steadfast and unmovable means to be spiritually grounded.  When we are steadfast what we believe cannot be changed.  We cannot be persuaded to change our beliefs.  Every time the world tries to say that wrong is right, we don’t change our stance.  We are not shaken by the things that are going on in the world.  We don’t lose our faith because chaos is all around.  We know without a shadow of doubt that God is still in control.  Though the boat might be rocking, we know God can calm the seas.  From experience we know that God has our back.  His word says he will never leave us, nor forsake us (Deuteronomy 31:6).  Also, that he is a present help in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1).

A steadfast and unmovable person stands on the word of God.  We believe that his word is true.  When false doctrine is being taught we stand up for the word of God and we speak his truth.  We can do this because daily we abide in his word and his word abides in us.  God’s word permeates our whole being.  His word changes how we think, talk and walk.  When we let God’s word change us, we can withstand the fiery darts of the enemy.  We no longer worry about problems and issues because we know God is working them out for our good (Romans 8:28).  We know that God’s word is what helps us stay on the straight and narrow path, keeps us from doubting and keeps our faith from wavering.

A steadfast person walks in God’s will and way.  God is their shepherd and they know his voice.  They don’t follow any false prophets or teachers.  They only put their trust in the Lord.  Today let us all start being steadfast and unmovable.  Let us have the unwavering faith that David had.  When problems come our way, we should rejoice because we have a God who will handle every issue we will ever face.

LSW

 

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