The Stability of Your Times

“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)

Significantly, this verse was written to God’s people in a time of impending distress and judgment. One invader was about to be destroyed, another was yet to come, the whole land was filled with uncertainty. What peace, what comfort was there to be found in such times? Isaiah gives the answer:

“HE will be the stability of your times”, Isaiah said. God Himself will be your stability and comfort. The verse goes on to say that He is “a wealth of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge.” God will provide both the wisdom and knowledge needed in difficult days, as well as deliverance or “salvation”.

Just like in the days of Isaiah, we face many uncertainties today as well. These are times of economic distress, international upheaval, as well as personal tragedy and trial. So where should we turn in such uncertain times? Where can we find any “stability” when like the Psalmist said, “the foundations are being destroyed”? (Psalm 11:3)

Isaiah reminds us of what to do in such days: Turn to the Lord. Seek HIM. As :2 says, seek God every morning (in prayer and in His word), and ask Him to be gracious to you, and to strengthen you anew each day. But also remember that the greatest thing He will give you in answer to that prayer will not be material or economic prosperity, but the blessing of His own presence and comfort. Psalm 16:11 says, “In Your presence is fullness of joy; in Your right hand there are pleasures forever.” The best thing you can do to prepare for times of tribulation is not to stash money or supplies, but to deepen your relationship with the Lord.  It is God Himself who will be our comfort in difficult days. “HE will be the stability of your times”!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, provides brief devotions from own personal daily Bible reading, as well as some of my sermons, book reviews, and family life experiences.
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