“Therefore take up the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.”
Ephesians 6:13 ESV
What do you do when you’ve done all that you can do? What do you do when your batteries are flat?. What do you do when you’ve got to the end of the day feeling that you actions have been ineffective? What do you do when you are spent, but there is still a mountain of things that need to be done?
I knew it was going to be a busy day, I knew my schedule was going to be tight, I knew that demands of my job were going to be beyond my resources, it was going to be one of those days. To compound this at work we have had IT problems all week and sure enough issues again this morning, another 2 hours gone from my day.
The day got worse as some of the vulnerable adults that we work with flared up with each other. Demands were asked of us that were impossible to achieve, and yet because no other service could help we were once again in the firing line. I know the desperation of some of our clientele but we can not provide something we do not have or is beyond our resources.
As I’ve been lying in bed unable to sleep, God said stand firm
Translated this means:-
continue safe and sound,
to stand ready or prepared
to be of a steadfast mind
of quality, one who does not hesitate, does not waiver
Now I’ve been a follower of Jesus long enough to know that His mercies are new ever morning, I know too that He will be my strength and shield. I know that He longs for me to come to Him and rest and give Him my heavy burden.
I will stand firm.