Standing firm is not just something you sit in a corner tellling yourself, or something you shout at everyone that asks how your doing. Standing firm requires faith, and faith requires action.
You see, his faith and his actions worked together. His actions made his faith complete. James 2:22
So, how do I get faith?
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. Romans 10:16
Inside your bible is life. Those scriptures, when read and absorbed, are more powerful than any preacher on Sunday. Those scriptures are more powerful than any friend that will listen to your problems and hug your neck 10 times a day.
The Word is your foundation, Jesus is your cornerstone. You build a house on that and how can it fall?
I have asked myself many times; I know God can do it, but will he? I realized that is not faith. That is doubt. Doubt can’t move mountians, doubt can’t provide, and doubt can’t stand firm.
Here it is straight: read the Word of God and you will see your increased faith. Pray (prayer is a conversation); seek the Lord’s presence in silence, and you will see your increased faith. This is a way to put faith into action.
What good is it, dear brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions? Can that kind of faith save anyone? James 2:14
Standing firm is not convincing others of your faith, and it is not convincing yourself of your faith. Standing firm just knows without the need for convincing.
I can see this faith in front of me and I am running towards it! Do you want to stand firm like that? So that all you do is smile because you know that God is everything and your problems are nothing for him to solve.
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
Love the Lord with all your heart. Love your neighbor as yourself. Live righteously and holy. And this is how you live with expectancy!
Stand firm my friends. Stand firm because you know your God!