Did you know that the Bible tells us that God is the One who establishes us? What does establish mean? It means to make firm or stable; to cause to grow and multiply; to confirm, make fast, strengthen. Wow! That’s a great promise!
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one. (2 Thes 3:3 NKJV, underscoring added) This verse promises that not only will God establish us, but He guards us from the evil one. Thank the Lord!
The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. (Ps 121:7 NIV) This verse says that the Lord will keep us safe.
God is the one who establishes us with you in Christ and who anointed us. (2 Cor 1:21 CEB) This verse is again speaking about establishing God’s people.
Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (Rom 14:4 ESV) This Scripture says that the Lord is able to make His servant stand, or to establish that servant. God is so praiseworthy!
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, 17 comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. (2 Thes 2:16-17 NKJV, emphasis added) This passage again mentions that God shall not only establish us, but He will comfort our hearts.
We serve a loving and faithful God who fulfills His promises. Remember, whenever you are feeling vulnerable or ineffectual, that God is working for you, through you, and with you to establish you. Glory to God!