We must make every effort to firmly stand; and yet, we must realize that we cannot stand in our own strength. The ground is solid only because of Christ. He IS the rock upon which we have been set – the Rock of our Salvation.
“Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” 1 Corinthians 15:58
Whenever we feel unworthy or unable to follow – whenever we feel we can no longer stand – we have surely begun to look to our own strength rather than God; “Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ” (2 Corinthians 1:21). He alone gives us the strength. We have trusted Him to lift us out of the pit; and now that we are His child, we must continue to trust Him to strengthen us and be the stable Rock of our life.
The solid Rock is no place to tremble, no place to fear. He will remain solid for all eternity; and, as we stand on Him, He will accomplish through us what we are unable to do in our own strength. He is our new life, our strength, our identity, and all our self-worth. He is our comfort when we grieve and He is our guiding light when we have lost our way. Let’s honor our Heavenly Father as we continue to stand. Let’s bring Him glory as we resolve to stand firm on the Rock!