Anyone who knows me, realizes I’ve had a lot of instability in my life in the last year. I was laid off and then I had a sudden, serious illness. What most don’t know is that it’s gone beyond those specific instances. I’ve had people at every turn bail on me, disappoint me, attack me and find other ways to fail me.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not becoming bitter. But I am wondering who I can trust. People I thought were my safe haven are now people I feel I need to avoid for my own well being. Others have been people I’ve trusted for business purposes and they’ve fallen through. I even have to admit that I’ve at times not always been as reliable as I should be.
I’ve learned the hard way just how many ways we as humans can hurt each other, especially unintentionally.
Even my husband, who has been an amazing, Godly man, cannot supply all my needs. He’s human, I’m human.
I was talking to God this morning and asked him, why can’t I just have some stability in my life? I don’t know who I can trust, I don’t know when I’m going to find a job, I don’t know what the future holds. Lord, I just want to have stability!
That’s when God spoke up and said, “Uh, I’m here. I’m stable. Trust me.” (Yes, in my head God talked like a Valley teenager…work with me here.)
Wow. What a promise. And I’m not hearing voices. God speaks to this issue in his word. Two of my favorite examples come all handy-dandy in the same chapter in Hebrews (chapter 13).
Hebrews 13: 5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'”
Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
How cool is that?