There are times when things that used to seem solid feel shaky. Right?
Routines. Jobs. Society at large. Your health.
In those times, we need to find the true solid ground, the only solid ground, under our feet. We need to find bedrock, so that we can stand. Deeper than any need blared in all the frantic news feeds is the need for men and women who’ve found the bedrock, and are standing on it.
Friends, the bedrock is the word of God. Behind our whole life is the word of God that underwrites our every word, decision, and day. He holds our thoughts, and our cells, together. He holds the past and future linked in an unbreakable bond with the present. He holds cause and effect together, tightly knit, so that our actions continue to matter. And he does it all with his word. His word funds the molecular bonds that bind our physical order, to keep it from spiraling into chaos and oblivion.
And so, when we feel instability, those who know God turn to the word of God. We turn to our bibles. Don’t pause at that thought. The relationship between the printed words on the page of your bible and the eternal word of God is deep, and profound. Many have been tempted to feel that the written words are only indirectly related to that more mysterious-seeming eternal word. But wait…the bible itself claims to be that word of God. It is the eternal word of God, there for us to read. In the Bible, you have access to the words which bind reality together. And that means that the words of the bible are the most solid thing in the universe—they are the word of God. When everything else feels shaky, go plant your feet on the words of the bible—by reading, and rehearsing, and memorizing, and believing, and acting on them. You will feel the inner strength, the confidence, of someone who knows they’re standing on firm, solid ground. All other words are not solid, compared to the rock of God’s word.
For today, I offer these words for your feet. You can find many, many more where they came from:
Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. (Psalm 55:22)
The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. (2 Samuel 22:2-3)
Trust in the LORD forever, For in YAH, the LORD, is everlasting strength. (Isaiah 26:4)
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah (Psalm 62:8)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen. (Matthew 28:20)
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble—therefore we will not fear. (Psalm 46:1-2)
Friends, fill your hearts with his words.