What can stand?

When my husband and I made the decision to move to Nebraska the season of uncertainty came fully to us. We had no where to live, no jobs to start when we moved. The only thing we had was a church that I found online that was similar to the one we were leaving. I was scared, yet blindly hopeful that our decision was worth risking everything for a new start.

In the final Sundays at our old church we often sang “Our God” by Chris Tomlin. I clung to the words, And if Our God is for us, then who could ever stop us? And if our God is with us, then what can stand against? In other words, if we are in God’s will, then what can stop us? The enemy wanted to prevent us from having and maintaining hope, from becoming more dependent on God than ourselves. If we were standing with God, then the enemy would not be able to win the battle.

In the three years since we moved to Nebraska, we have seen God move and act in our lives and our surroundings. Our jobs, our home, our church and family have been blessed again and again by His hand. But over time, just like the Israelites, I have grown forgetful of God’s goodness. Of the way God has been victorious when it seemed we were beaten.

Our house is not finished yet. We’ve had some hiccoughs along the way. Things are still in boxes, scattered in different rooms, some are still in storage in Illinois. I’ve grown discouraged on some levels and have even come close to resigning to our house never being completed.

As I sang “Our God” in church last Sunday, from the other side of our move, I realized the words had not changed. God is still for us, the enemy may still be against us, but in the end, God is still victorious.  Reality is simple, nothing, not a house, not my doubt, not the changing events and timelines, and especially not the enemy can stand against the Lord.

God is with us; he is our leader. His priests with their trumpets will sound the battle cry against you. People of Israel, do not fight against the Lord, the God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed,” (2 Chronicles 13:12).

Best Beloved, it’s time, don’t you think? Time to remember that God is going to stand when everything else crumbles. Time to remember God longs to pull you up, call you out of the darkness, bring you into wholeness. Nothing will stand, except God. And He is enough. Every. Single. Time.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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