Stand in Your Love

Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.

Matthew 12:25


I had two VIP tickets to For King & Country last night, but I couldn’t find anyone to go with me. All plans with family and friends fell through, right up until the time I arrived at the venue.

This was perfectly fine because I actually go to a lot of concerts and conferences by myself. Sometimes, it’s like I’m on a date with the Lord, there to have a special time of instruction or worship – just for me.

One of my best friends, Pam, was at the concert with her daughter, Lauren, who happens to be one of my daughter’s best friends (we had tried to plan it all together).

Lauren was in a Bible study with me for about seven years and was often at my house through middle and high school with my oldest daughter, Morgan.

Now, they are sophomores in different colleges, and I feel like I haven’t seen her since they graduated high school.

Pam insisted that Lauren come and sit with me on the second row for much of the concert because Lauren loves For King & Country!

The ironic thing is, I’ve always loved her like my own daughter and didn’t realize how much I had deeply missed her until we were standing together, worshipping the Lord, laughing and taking selfies.

It was an a-mazing concert. We had a blast!

In true Keysha fashion, all of this has little to do with my story title, except to make the point that none of us knew the opening act to For King & Country.

Bless their heart. Does anyone ever know the opening act? 😂


I recently learned that I have some temporary, decreased hearing loss in both ears, so I like to watch TV with closed captioning, and I like song lyrics on the screen at church.

When I’m hearing a new song for the first time, I don’t always understand all of the words, but I did on most of this one, Stand in Your Love.

We did figure out the opening act was Josh Baldwin and he sings this song with a little group called Bethel Music. 😂🙌🏼

This blog was born from a time when I was not able to stand physically or spiritually.

But, now I know that I can Stand in Your Love.

There are certain words and phrases in songs and scripture that will always catch my attention – especially when they relate to my personal testimony.

I took notice when I also heard the word, “fear” (see related posts below).

After looking up the lyrics, the first three lines perfectly fit with my story, and so does the rest!

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(These are the lyrics:)

When darkness tries to roll over my bones

When sorrow comes to steal the joy I own

When brokenness and pain is all I know

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Oh, I won’t be shaken, no, I won’t be shaken

My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love!

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Shame no longer has a place to hide

I am not a captive to the lies

I’m not afraid to leave my past behind

Oh, I won’t be shaken, no, I won’t be shaken!

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‘Cause my fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love!

Oh, I’m standing

There’s power that can break off every chain

There’s power that can empty out a grave

There’s resurrection power that can save

There’s power in Your name, power in Your name

There’s power that can break off every chain

There’s power that can empty out a grave

There’s resurrection power that can save

There’s power in Your name, power in Your name!

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My fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

Oh, my fear doesn’t stand a chance

When I stand in Your love

I stand in Your love

Standing on the rock

Oh, I’m standing, standing in Your love


Fear is an epidemic.
Whether it be from anxiety, depression, identity crisis, or a number of other conditions…one of the root causes is always that we fear something.
However, there is no fear in love! Not God’s love – real love – not like the kind the world tries to sell you!

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

Does the Bible not say, “Do not fear,” over 300 times?
People, we are not living like David the shepherd boy who went before Goliath with some stones and a sling.
  • He KNEW who his God was!
  • He KNEW he could stand in His power!
  • He KNEW his God loved Israel.
  • He KNEW that giant would crumble under the great I AM.


You cannot live with one foot in the world and one in heaven.
That’s a house divided. You will not stand that way very long.

But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15

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Are we standing with God, or are we lingering with the world?
Stand completely and firmly in His Love.
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Ephesians 6:13
“Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

1 Peter 5:9
“But resist him, stand firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.”

1 Corinthians 15:58
“Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.”

Philippians 1:27
“Conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel.”

1 Corinthians 16:13
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.”

Philippians 4:1
“Therefore, my beloved brethren whom I long to see, my joy and crown, in this way stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.”

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.

Psalm 86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.

Psalm 136:26 Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.

Zephaniah 3:17 The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Exodus 14:13 But Moses said to the people, “Do not fear! Stand by and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for the Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see them again forever.


Related Posts:

Fear is a Liar

For the Journey Ahead

Fear

Stranger Things

Where Were You

Upside Down

The Breakup Song (breaking up with Fear)

Remade

The Destination is on Your Right


Battling Anxiety:

http://www.pabc.org/media/sermons/view/?rel=d518j198


Music:

Songwriters: Ethan Hulse / Josh Baldwin / Marcus R. Harris / Rita E Springer

Stand in Your Love lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Essential Music Publishing, Bethel Music

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