By: Carole L. Haines
4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand. (Romans 14:4)
There are days when I feel like I am unsteady, out of sync with the world around me, just wobbly. Emotionally, mentally, even spiritually. In a world that views any kind of weakness as a flaw, God tells us that in our weakness, He is strong. Paul received this response from God concerning a weakness he asked to be delivered from.
9 And God has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me. 10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10)
I had a woman end our friendship once because she told me I was just too unstable and needy. I was confused and disheartened by this, because I am what I am and still a work in progress. One wise friend responded to this by saying, “Unstable and needy, huh? Aren’t we all?” I jumped up and hugged her right on the spot. We live in a cancel culture, where people are just “Ghosted, thrown away, treated like rubbish to be swept up by the Street Sweeper as it strolls by, but that’s not God. Here is God’s heart.
“Therefore, the Lord longs to be gracious to you, and therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.” (Isaiah 30:18)
God, I am weak, I am unstable on my spiritual feet sometimes. My emotions pick me up like a cyclone and spit me out somewhere unknown, leaving me feeling afraid and exposed. I need You God to be my Stability. Thank You that Your Word tells me this.
And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is his treasure. (Isaiah 33:6)