The English have a saying that a drowning man will clutch as a straw. The saying shows the extent that people will often go in trying to find a way out of a crisis. People run helter-skelter trying to seize anything on their path that will keep them afloat in the face of danger. The last thing that people would consider during crisis is to stand still and remaining calm. To many that is to admit defeat. While it’s okay to employ whatever survival technique comes into mind, the scriptures encourages God’s people to be still during moments of crisis. When we believe that we do not go through life alone and nothing comes our way without the permissive will of our Heavenly Father, it is possible to be calm trusting God to act on our behalf. The Apostle paul encouraged the Ephesians believers on the need to have the full armor of God and ended it by telling them that after making sure they have done everything that is necessary they can then stand. There will always be a limit of what we can do in the face of crisis. Perhaps the much we can do is to stand still and trustingly call on God to act on our behalf. Those that are capable of having their strength renewed to soar afresh like eagles are not those who try their best but rather those who have learned to be calm and wait on the Lord. God is encouraging us in his word that when we have done everything in our power, it’s time to stand. When all our efforts are exhausted, it’s not time to panic or start running around for help but rather an opportunity to calm down and allow God to act. Are you in a situation where you are feeling overwhelmed? Where are you feeling helpless in the face of a crisis and despite all your effort it is still persisting? Are you confident that you have done your part? Don’t be panicky, don’t be anxious! It’s time to stand still in faith! Calmness is golden when it comes to allowing God to match out in victory on our behalf. As long as you know you’ve done your all, now stand still!
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6:13 NKJV
Last modified: July 6, 2020