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Hold Firm

I pulled out of my driveway heading for my mom’s house and noticed a katydid on my windshield.

This is rare for the area I live in since it is more city than farm or wooded area. For those of you who do not know what a katydid is, it is similar to a grasshopper. It is green but has a flat body whereas the grasshopper has a round body and is more brown colored.

As I accelerated, I noticed the wind was making his body flutter, but the legs were securely attached to the windshield. I was sure he would lose his battle to the wind, but he kept hanging on, body fluttering in the wind. He did this for a couple of miles.

As I slowed down one time, he tried to re-adjust his footing. He released his grip on the windshield with just one leg and it was all over; he was gone.

The wind is our trials.

The windshield is like the word of God.

When we hold on to our “windshield” securely, we are secure.

When things start to settle down, we often loosen our grip on God’s word. We start to rely on our strength and understanding rather than staying in God’s word. That’s when the trials come back and catch us unprepared and the trials drag us away.

If we hold firm to God’s word, we will be ready for the trials as they come.

by Mike Stull

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9 comments

  1. Christina Adeleke

    Thank you for that, that was awesome and powerful. I was going through a tough time in my marriage,the word of God pulled me through. Now regardless of what anyone is going through, the word is the food to the soul.

  2. Keiauna Kimmel

    Thank-you. Great metaphor that really reminded me to keep a firm grasp on the truth and the light. God Bless

  3. James Jihulya

    It is a good message for everyone being long time saved colleague or newly saved one. That is why the Bible uses words such as holdfast, endure etc.

  4. Rev. M A Wahab

    wonderful inspirational article written by esteemed saint Mike Stull. We cordially greet him towards global evangelism. God bless him abundantly.

  5. Blessed God for His grace upon your life to inspired you in writing such a deep thoughts of wisdom with clear understanding. May the Lord’s grace continue to be sufficient for us to constantly hold on to His word because that is a genuine source of renewing our strength, derive our comfort, joy, knowledge, wisdom, and hope in the place of darkness. Shalom.

  6. The Word of God will Definately ground us, and secure us when, especially surrounded with trials, from many angles,,but God is our Refuge, a Very Present help in trouble,,Never, give up, Beloved Pilgrim,only give over,All troubles, ,to the One, who will Never give up on you, and will move, on your behalf,especially in the seemingly impossible. For Nothing, is impossible, when God. Is in your life,,God Bless you, in your walk with the Master!!


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