May. 29, 2019

Stability

“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children— with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts.” Psalm 103:17-18

Stability. Is it a good thing or a bad thing? My husband and I are either the most stable people you will meet or the most boring. Depends on who you ask. <wink>

There is a big difference between stability and inflexibility. Tommy and I work very hard to remain compassionate towards others as well as explore new options in thinking. One of us is much better at one than the other and vice versa.

Being a Christian, a believer, a Christ follower offers a sense of stability. The world around us may fall apart and crumble beneath our feet but we will remain standing. With Christ at our side, our soul is stable.

The earth may quake. Our hands may shake. Depending and relying on Christ amid the storms provides stability.

I’ve always worried I gave my sons too much freedom to explore their beliefs. I never wanted them to believe what I believe simply because I demanded or desired they believe my way. I wanted my sons to follow their dreams, listen to their hearts and know that nothing could or would separate them from the love they have in Christ Jesus.

Want to know a secret? It works. This verse and many others like it remain true. Stability rules. God’s promise of stability is proven in my family. The generations before and the generations after cling to the same promise. God is with us. Always.

Our walk doesn’t look the same as many other people’s walk. Our worship style, time or place may not be the same as others or between ourselves. But our stability of soul is the same. We may stray; yet, He is never far away.