“And there shall be stability in your times, and abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the reverent fear and worship of the Lord is your treasure and His.” Isaiah 33:6
What is stability? It is defined as “the strength to stand or endure”. To be stable is to be “fixed, steadfast, and firmly established, steady in purpose; firm in resolution.”
One of the definitions I like is “designed so as to develop forces that restore the original condition when disturbed from a condition of equilibrium or steady motion.” (Webster’s)
No matter what happens in our lives, the Word assures us that we can be restored to a place of stability; that we can have an unshakable peace in the midst of any storm or trial, and that everything will work out for our good. God is in control. It helps if we have already developed a habit of reading, studying, and turning to God, because then we have a place to be restored to. We may have momentary feelings of fear, doubt and insecurity, but if we have learned to go to God, and turn to the Word as our source of help, we can develop an atmosphere of stability in our homes that will help not only ourselves, but others. There is something comforting about a person who remains calm and undisturbed in any circumstance.
Even though Isaiah 33 is referring to the Millennium to come, I believe that we can know the reality of having stability in our personal lives today. The Word of God assures us that we can have a place of rest and safety within us, no matter what is going on around us. We have to learn to live from the inside out; to develop a habit of perpetual peace and trust in God, and then reflect that to those in the world around us. In that way, we become a beacon of light, leading others to trust in God. In the midst of chaos, we can be stable, fixed, and unshaken; rooted and grounded in the Word of God.
“Thank you, heavenly Father, for the ways You guard, surround and protect us. Thank you for the assurance of Your help and wisdom. Help us to remain stable and confident in You, trusting in your goodness and your great love for us.”