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Standing Firm

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account. -Hebrews 4:12-13

Our lives today are filled with many things that can shake us and cause us to waver in our faith. From the daily stresses of life to the constant barrage of social issues we face as community, it can seem like too much to bear. But if we take a moment to step back and look at Hebrews 4:12-13, we can find comfort and strength to stand firm in our faith and truth.

The Word of God is living and active. It is a sharp sword that can pierce us to the core and discern our thoughts, intentions, and hearts. And no matter what we face in life, nothing and no-one can hide from it-we are all exposed and accountable before God. This gives us strength to stand firm despite the odds we face. No matter how difficult or overwhelming the situation, we can trust God to show us the way. We can trust him to intervene and protect us from harm. We can trust him to remind us of our purpose and keep us focused on what matters most in life-our relationship with him.

Let us continue to stand firm in our faith, knowing that God will guide us and provide for us. Let us entrust ourselves fully to His care as we journey through life's challenges. We are not alone, for He is always with us-our ever-present shield and protector.

Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word that gives us strength and courage to stand firm in our faith. Thank You for protecting us and guiding us through life's storms. Help us to remember that we can always rely on You, trusting completely in Your goodness and mercy. Give us strength to face our struggles with conviction and courage. We praise You for Your unfailing love and mercy. In Jesus' name, Amen.