I crave stability and look for it in countless places, some of which I’m too ashamed to admit. By a well-established routine, perfectly-ordered home, and carefully-managed relationships, I attempt to craft a world of consistency and security in which I can breathe easy. After all, everything has been taken care of, every detail attended to.
Except that’s not the case. My routine changes, laundry piles up, and relationships require constant work. I strive to keep everything under control only to realize that I’m the one who’s out of control. I want something I can count on, something I know for sure, something guaranteed. And I often look for it in things other than (and smaller than) Jesus, leaving me disappointed, tense, and imprisoned.
But there’s good news! Psalm 62:5-6 speaks to my heart with the truth I so desperately need - Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 62 is a timely reminder that I will not be shaken. The stability for which I yearn can be a present reality, not because of my ability to stand firm, but because I am anchored to a solid rock. And that’s something I can count on, something I know for sure, and something guaranteed.
Written by Abbey Le Roy, MA in Theological Studies from CIU's Seminary and School of Ministry.
"Give us this day our daily bread." Matthew 6:11