What does stability in life look like? - Stability - TouchPoints

What does stability in life look like?

Psalm 93:2Your throne, O Lord, has stood from time immemorial. You yourself are from the everlasting past.

Isaiah 26:4Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Psalm 62:2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.

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.

Both kinds of people Jesus mentions here share exposure to Jesus’ teaching, but only one puts it into practice. Both experience the storms of life, but only one life survives.

Hebrews 6:17-19God 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. This confidence is like a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain of heaven into God’s inner sanctuary.

Psalm 121:3-4He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never tires and never sleeps.

Exodus 3:13-15But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they won’t believe me. They will ask, ‘Which god are you talking about? What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?” God replied, “I Am the One Who Always Is. Just tell them, ‘I Am has sent me to you.’ ” God also said, “Tell them, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout all generations.”

Psalm 33:11But the Lord’s plans stand firm forever; his intentions can never be shaken.

Isaiah 14:24, 27The Lord Almighty has sworn this oath: “It will all happen as I have planned. It will come about according to my purposes . . . The Lord Almighty has spoken—who can change his plans? When his hand moves, who can stop him?”

Psalm 143:10Teach me to do your will, for you are my God. May your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.

Stability is a condition of the heart and mind, not a lifestyle which is conditional on so many tentative factors. It comes from a consistently growing relationship with God based on an eternal foundation of his solid character. Stability is not determined by the circumstances around you which you cannot predict and which always change. Stability is determined by the changeless principles and promises of God which allow you to respond to any circumstance with strong faith and confidence.