How to Be Steadfast by Lisa Burkhardt Worley

Are you a “shoe” person? I’ve never been able to wear high heels because at 5’9” I wobble too much. Because it’s a long way down, I just don’t wear them! Years ago, I remember producing a short film for a graduate school project called “These Shoes Weren’t Made for Walking.” So even back then I was not a diva on spikes, unless they were golf shoes.

Today with so much uncertainty across the country, we may all feel like the ground beneath us is unsteady, but the Bible promises there is a steadfast foundation where we can plant our feet, and that is Jesus. Ephesians 2:20 refers to Jesus as the “chief cornerstone” in whom the whole building (believers) are fitted together into a holy temple in the Lord. I am reminded of the old hymn: “On Christ the solid rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand.”

This week I received repeat messages about the importance of being “steadfast” in our faith no matter what is going on around us. Our church worship team sang a new song called Steadfast, then the next morning, Michael W. Smith’s devotion on my YouVersion app was about “Steadfastness.” Was the Lord trying to tell me something? Smith asked, “When things are unstable around us, is our heart steadfast?”

So how do you have a steadfast heart? I believe it’s through trust that God is sovereign and He has a plan regardless of what we “see.” In Psalm 61:3, King David wrote “For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy.” James 1:12 exhorts us to remain “steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” And 1 Corinthians 15:58 tells us to “be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.”

What is this saying to us?

I believe we are to continue on with an unfailing trust of God’s plan for this country and the world. We are to keep serving Him with every fiber of our being. We are to remain steadfast in our faith no matter what… And we must believe that the Lord will never remove his eternal, steadfast love of those who are His followers. That promise is enough to fuel our steadfastness.

Today, will you make a choice to remain steadfast despite tumultuous times?

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever” (Psalm 136:1).


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