Theology and stability
Christian Life

Stability in unstable times

“Stable” isn’t a word I’d use to describe 2020. I’m more likely to use the year as a swear word.

You feel me.

Nothing has been steady, dependable, or constant.

But when the mail arrived with this tiny square of big scripture attached to my jewlery, I had to sit back for a selah moment.

When I ordered this necklace that proclaims me to be a “theologian,” I was uncertain. I’ve never been to seminary. I’ve only been saved a handful of years. How dare I claim that title with no credentials?

And yet.

While this year has been a total 2020-show, I’ve done more praying, studying, and writing on God and His Word than ever before. Pandemic life finds me MORE often at the desk with an open Bible to meet with, talk with, and learn from the Lord in a familiar routine of closeness, not LESS.

Holding this piece of paper and bit of metal in my hand, I couldn’t help smiling as I realized that the title of “theologian” and the gift of stability go hand in hand.

In this fear-ravished, chaotic, fake news world, the Lord IS my stability. The only steady, dependable constant in life.

The more I learn about Him, the more stable I become.

And the same is true for you.

Devoting yourself to being a student of the heart of God–poring through His Word, seeking His will and way– plants your feet on the solid rock of Jesus and gives you true stability in an unstable world.

Even (especially) when life is 2020ing the bed.


“And he will be the stability of your times, abundance of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is Zion’s treasure.” [Isa 33:6 ESV]

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