Genesis 1:9-10 (NKJV) And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so. 10 God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.
Recently I was speaking with a friend of mine who had had a major shock and setback. He was deeply disturbed and troubled, and rightfully so.
I listened patiently and finally when he finished I only had one thing to say. I didn’t offer advice; even if I had known what to do it would not have helped—he was not ready for that. But I did ask him a question, I asked, “In light of your new circumstances, what has changed about God?”
And of course the answer was, “Nothing.”
The same God that loved him the day before loved him on that day. The same God who had been faithful through all his troubles and trials up to that point was going to be faithful that day. Nothing had changed about the eternal God.
It was no accident that God did three things before creating any kind of life. We’ve discussed two of them already:
- He created light – Until you’re willing to see things as they are you will never be able to see things as they can be.
- He created atmosphere – Until you create an atmosphere that is conducive for life you will never see your life become fruitful and flourishing.
- And then he created land – Before you can grow anything you must have something to stand on.`
What are you standing on today?
Are you basing your plan of action on how you feel?
Is other people’s opinion the deciding factor?
Do you move forward or stay put based on your strength or resources only?
Bottom line, what you’re standing on determines your chances of succeeding in life.
- The ONE THING for today: But your trust and hope in our eternal God–manifested in Jesus Christ and refuse to allow the storms of life to frighten or shake you.
Hebrews 6:17-19 (NLT)
17 God also bound himself with an oath, so that those who received the promise could be perfectly sure that he would never change his mind. 18 So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. 19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.