Psalm 71:3 Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.
One day, you look at your life: your family, your marriage, your job, your health, your church, your relationships, your friends, your recreation, your ministry, your house, your car and you wonder why you get to be so blessed. You are on the top of the world and wonder how you could ever be sad about anything.
A couple of days later, you look at your life: your family, marriage, job, health, church, relationships, friends, recreation, ministry, house, car and you wonder how in the world you could ever be happy. Just making it through the day is going to be a genuine chore.
Life is strange with its twists and turns. The unexpected reversals, the gargantuan obstacles and the disappointing circumstances thwart agendas and divest our sails of the winds necessary to move us in a positive direction.
But then we find ourselves on some breath-taking summit visually drinking in glorious vistas, glad thoughts and gratitude exuding from our hearts.
Our lives can go from exuberant delight to intolerable boredom to raw terror in mere heartbeats. Our circumstances can change on a dime - a call from the doctor’s office, a distracted driver’s veer into our lane, a rude remark from a trusted friend, a visit from the flu bug are the types of things which take us from comfort to catastrophe to convalescence.
Is there any buffer, any insurance to comfort us in the face of troublesome events?
It is imperative that our faith in God and explicit trust in His Word remain rock solid throughout our changing circumstances. All things change, but His love, grace, truth, promise and purpose for you are absolute.
You can always count on Him to be your strong habitation, your continual resort, your rock and your fortress.
So strap in tightly for life’s roller coaster ride, cry out in terror, shout with glee, expect the loop-de-loops and dipsy-doodles, enjoy the journey, persist through the pain, and keep your eyes on Jesus throughout, for He will be the same yesterday, today and forever.