God calls us to different movements at different points in our walk with Him. Susie says there are four seasons of our spiritual journey – including the season of standing.
As Christians, we always want to be gaining ground in our journey of sanctification. However, in the season of standing, the way we gain ground is by not losing any ground.
“This is the time when the storms of hell have been unleashed on us, the elements are raging, the winds are blowing, and it’s all we can do to put a flag in the ground and hold on in our times of testing.”
Susie remembers one particular time where she felt completely overwhelmed as a new mother battling a crippling bout of Lyme disease.
“My facial numbness, memory loss, total fatigue, joint pain, weakness… I just felt like it would win the day.”
Her life seemed out of her control. She needed to lay on the floor while her sons ate at the kitchen table, and her mind turned to prayer.
“How did my life get like this? I never thought this was the kind of mama I was going to be. I had so many ideas, so much vision and I asked ‘Where are you Lord?’”
Susie pleaded with God to give her something to stand on, and in that place He reminded her that in this season it was enough to simply stand and weather the storm of life.
The season of standing can leave you feeling like you can’t possibly survive – but you can, with God’s help.
“During this season you might battle despair, disillusionment, and disbelief. You may feel this pull towards worldliness and entitlement, discontentment and even shallow faith, but don’t let go of what you know to be true about God.”
It’s okay to not always feel like you’re moving forward in your faith walk, because in the season of standing, simply not losing ground is moving forward. Persevering is a victory when you’re in the storm of life.
Featured Songs: Oceans by Hillsong; Not for a Moment by Meredith Andrews; Be Still My Soul by Kari Jobe; Strength of My Heart by Rend Collective; Strong God by Meredith Andrews; Spirt of the Living God by Meredith Andrews; Steady My Heart by Kari Jobe