Several times a week I walk around a local park for exercise. I love the community atmosphere – I see young moms pushing strollers, teens on rollerblades, joggers of all ages, seniors in electric scooters, and people with special needs.
On occasion I see elderly folks moving along, slowly but surely, while leaning on their walkers for support. This equipment is especially necessary if their balance is tipsy or their legs are feeble and prone to buckle beneath them. The walker steadies them and enables them to enjoy God’s creation rather than be confined to the indoors.
Now transfer this picture to a spiritual analogy. Psalm 40:2 says, “He (God) 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.”
Life sometimes hands us experiences that make us feel feeble and frail. The muck of discouragement sucks our feet down, and it’s difficult to stand, let alone move forward. Our knees buckle under us, especially if we’re carrying a weight of fear or guilt.
Thankfully we don’t have to live as feeble women because God’s Word has made a wonderful promise: God will steady us. When we’re feeling weak, He will be our strength. When we’re feeling unable to stand, He will be our stability.
How does God do this? Often it’s through a meaningful Scripture at just the right time, through the lyrics of a special song, or through the words spoken by a friend or even a stranger. In my case, I usually experience His steadying hand through a Bible verse that seems written especially for me and my circumstances. My journal is filled with verses that have given me strength for my walk.
Have you experienced His promise to steady you during a difficult time? Encourage us by sharing that story with us!