We all long for stability in our lives. When your world is shaken it is a frightening feeling. The Lord promises His children stability so that no matter what happens in your life you will have a calmness within. You will not have to fear the times present nor the times future.
Isaiah 33:6 And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is his treasure.
The Lord will be your stability and His Word is the foundation of a life that will not be shaken when the instability comes.
Luke 6:46-48 “Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.
The Lord tells us what to do so that we will not tremble or be dismayed.
Joshua 1:8,9 This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will act wisely. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
The Bible says that what the wicked fears will come upon Him. The wicked have a lot of fears because they do not seek the Lord not listen to His Word. They want to be in control but most of life is out of our control.
Proverbs 10:24 What the wicked fears will come upon him,
But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
The wicked flee when no one is pursuing. Guilt causes a person to run away from life and also to have unfounded fears.
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,
But the righteous are bold as a lion.
The Lord says to be strong and courageous. Boldness, strength and courage is what should characterize our lives for we have One who is always with us and will never forsake us.
Hebrews 13:5 …for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,”
When we are stable in our faith then not only will we have much joy but we will bring joy to those who have taught us in the faith.
Colossians 2:5 For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ.