Withstand And Stand

Life has a way of doing its best to try to knock us down. There are times when it feels like everything is coming against us at the same time. Storms, trials, tribulations, trouble, heartache, heartbreak, and disappointments all seem to show up at the same time. When we are carrying the weight of all these things it becomes difficult to stand under the pressure of the things that we are facing. It is in these times we must rely on the strength that we have in God and not the strength that we have in ourselves.

The Scripture reminds us to, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. I encourage you today to put on the whole armor of God so that you will be able to withstand those things that try to come against you. Take up the whole armor of God so not only with you be able to withstand some things, you will be able to stand firm in the midst of what you are going through.

Do not allow the things that you are facing to weigh you down so much that you are not able to stand. Stop trying to carry all of the weight by yourself, give the weight over to God and you continue to stand and withstand those things that come your way. Today I am going to put on the whole armor of God so I can withstand those things come my way, and I am going to stand firm knowing that God is on my side.

Since I am putting on the whole armor of God and withstanding and standing with the help of God I know for sure, “It’s My Year To Get My Thing From My God!”


Lord as I am faced with the pressures of life, give me the strength to withstand the attacks of the enemy, and stand firm under the weight of those things I must carry. In Jesus Name Amen.

Be Inspired,
Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY