What are the keys to finding and maintaining stability in life? - Stability - TouchPoints

What are the keys to finding and maintaining stability in life?

Psalm 40:1-2I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.

Colossians 2:5-7And now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to him. Let your roots grow down into him and draw up nourishment from him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught.

Isaiah 26:3You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you!

Ephesians 3:17And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love.

Psalm 37:24Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

Proverbs 14:26Those who fear the Lord are secure; he will be a place of refuge for their children.

1 Peter 1:21Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God.

Hebrews 13:8Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.

Nurture a personal relationship with God. He promises to keep you steady through the chaos of life.

Hebrews 10:23Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.

Hebrews 3:14For if we are faithful to the end, trusting God just as firmly as when we first believed, we will share in all that belongs to Christ.

1 Peter 5:9-10Stand firm against him, and be strong in your faith. Remember that your family of believers all over the world is going through the same kind of suffering you are. In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.

Psalm 21:7For the king trusts in the Lord. The unfailing love of the Most High will keep him from stumbling.

Psalm 66:9Our lives are in his hands, and he keeps our feet from stumbling.

Psalm 125:1Those who trust in the Lord are as secure as Mount Zion; they will not be defeated but will endure forever.

Hebrews 6:18So God has given us both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can take new courage, for we can hold on to his promise with confidence.

Trust God’s promises. Review them often. They never fail. Learn what they are, and live as though you are certain they will happen.

Psalm 17:5My steps have stayed on your path; I have not wavered from following you.

Deuteronomy 28:9If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he solemnly promised to do.

2 Timothy 3:16-17All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.

Psalm 63:8I follow close behind you; your strong right hand holds me securely.

Deuteronomy 5:32So Moses told the people, “You must obey all the commands of the Lord your God, following his instructions in every detail.”

Matthew 7:24-27Anyone who listens to my teaching and obeys me is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse, because it is built on rock. But anyone who hears my teaching and ignores it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will fall with a mighty crash.

Study and obey God’s Word, the Bible. Put its principles into practice. If you love God, you will love his words and desire to obey them.

Proverbs 10:9People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.

Psalm 15:5Those who lend money without charging interest, and who cannot be bribed to lie about the innocent. Such people will stand firm forever.

Live with integrity. Integrity is stability of character. Be known as a person who always keeps their word, and who always tries to do what is right, and immediately makes correction when you realize you were wrong. Then your life has a stable direction, and others will trust you because they know they can count on you.

James 3:13If you are wise and understand God’s ways, live a life of steady goodness so that only good deeds will pour forth. And if you don’t brag about the good you do, then you will be truly wise!

Proverbs 4:12If you live a life guided by wisdom, you won’t limp or stumble as you run.

Proverbs 28:2When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily. But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.

Consistently making wise choices is a key to stability in life. Dedicate yourself to becoming wise by spending time with God and with wise people. Wisdom from God glues the pieces of life together and helps it make sense.

Psalm 37:34Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act! Travel steadily along his path. He will honor you, giving you the land. You will see the wicked destroyed.

James 1:2-52Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.5 If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.

James 5:8, 11You, too, must be patient. And take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near . . . We give great honor to those who endure under suffering. Job is an example of a man who endured patiently. From his experience we see how the Lord’s plan finally ended in good, for he is full of tenderness and mercy.

Be patient when life isn’t going your way. God’s plan is rarely early and never late. Waiting for him to act is a sign of stability. In the meantime, you are developing endurance.

Proverbs 4:26Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe.

1 Corinthians 16:13Be on guard. Stand true to what you believe. Be courageous. Be strong.

1 Corinthians 15:58So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

Be committed to persevere in your faith no matter what. Have a plan to serve God and avoid temptation. Lack of commitment is the first step toward the breakdown of stability.

1 Corinthians 15:58So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.

Enthusiastically serving God and knowing your work for him is worthwhile brings a stability to your daily activities.

Proverbs 3:5-65 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 10:25Disaster strikes like a cyclone, whirling the wicked away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.

Proverbs 12:3Wickedness never brings stability, but the godly have deep roots.

Make every decision as you think Jesus would, acknowledging him even when you don’t know what he would do. Godly choices are not always about what’s best for you; but what is best for God’s plan and for others. Godliness builds stability because God is changeless.

Proverbs 29:4A just king gives stability to his nation, but one who demands bribes destroys it.

Be just. Injustice tears life apart; justice glues life together. Justice brings stability to a family, a city, a nation.

2 Peter 3:17I am warning you ahead of time, dear friends, so that you can watch out and not be carried away by the errors of these wicked people. I don’t want you to lose your own secure footing.

Ephesians 6:13Use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle you will still be standing firm.

Be prepared for attacks from Satan, your enemy. Wearing God’s armor and developing skill in its use gives you stability in spiritual warfare.