Certainty… in the midst of uncertainty…

27 05 2010

    The LORD is exalted, for He dwells on high;
         He has filled Zion with justice and righteousness. 
    And He will be the stability of your times,
         A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge;
         The fear of the LORD is his treasure.

Isaiah 33:5-6

It’s easy to be cynical, isn’t it?  This statement is, in itself, quite cynical, isn’t it?   There I go again! 

In a day of such great uncertainty, what is one to think?  In a time of such instability, how is one to stand? 

Sure, you can think happy, positive thoughts, and convince yourself that it can only get better…  (I like the quote, “If the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, fertilize your’s…”)  

And, when things seem a bit unstable, you can prop yourself up with some “feel good” distraction (which isn’t bad once in a while, I suppose), or just have a big seat and watch things go by…  (I like the quote that says that there are three kind of people:  1) those that make things happen;  2) those that watch things happen;  and 3) those that say, “Hey!  What happened?”)

When times seem so unstable, it’s an absolute comfort knowing that God, who never sleeps or slumbers (that’s completely amazing for those of us with small kids), who is all-powerful (Eph 2:10), who is everywhere (Psa 139), and who loves us, is the God who promises us that He will be our stability in our times!

I don’t know about you, but this promise brings hope in a hopeless time, and courage in a day of discouragement.  It’s comforting to know that no matter how unstable things may be around me, I can find stability in Him.

So, in a day of such great uncertainty, what is one to think?   I need to begin with Philippians 4:8:  “Whatever is truehonourablerightpurelovelyof good reputeexcellentworthy of praise… let your mind dwell on these things…”  These qualities are His qualities.  That’s why it’s a good thing to “fix our eyes on Jesus”, who is all of “these things.”

In a time of such instability, how is one to stand?  In Him, and firmly… in Him…




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27 05 2010
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