I don’t know about you, but I have so enjoyed watching the winter Olympics recently. One of the events I love is the snowboarding on the halfpipe. To me, it’s the gymnastics of the winter events. It’s so crazy how these amazing humans contort and twist and fly through the air at approximately 35mph, then land with a board that is about 5’ long and 12” wide—and not wipe out every time!
There are many words that come to mind when I watch this event, but after reading Isaiah 33:6, this word in particular landed hard and fast.
According to Merriam-Webster, Stability is: “A: the strength to stand or endure, or B: the property of a body that causes it when disturbed from the condition of equilibrium or steady motion to develop forces or moments that restore the original condition.”
It seems to me, point A is the board. point B is the rider, and both require stability. But Isaiah 33:6 tells us it is the Lord who is the stability.
“He will be the stability of your times, a wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge” (NASB). He is the stability of our times. That feels like assurance to me. That feels like rest when it all seems crazy, upside down, twisted, and sideways at 35mph!
Can I just invite you to read the definition of stability again. God is both the Strength on which to stand and endure and the Restorer of the original condition when it has been disturbed by other forces.
Friend, when nothing else in life seems ‘stable’ right now—trust that He is.
My prayer Lord is that You will stabilize me in the midst of these times. In the middle of:
Thank You God for this promise when things feel shaky. When we feel out of control and unbalanced, we know we can trust Your stability to keep us on our feet.