I will steady him with my hand;
with my powerful arm I will make him strong. – Psalm 89:21
So I have this thing with my balance… basically, I have none. Sometimes it’s like my head is spinning around and around. Sometimes it’s like I can’t tell where I am in space. Like the floor gets there before I think it’s going to. Most often it’s like being on a boat. A tiny boat. In a storm.
However I describe it, it’s for sure one thing… Scary.
I like hallways. Not just because I don’t have as far to fall, but because I can walk along with my hand touching the wall.
Sometimes that’s all it takes, just that touch, for me to feel less fearful. It doesn’t make the room stop spinning, but it does give me more of a feeling of where I am in the universe. It grounds me and gives me a point of reference for all the other things spinning around me.
Touching that wall steadies me.
The other day as I ambled along with my pinky grazing the wall, I was thinking about how that simple act parallels our faith.
Sometimes our troubles keep us off-balance. It feels like we’re spinning around and around, almost like we’re caught in this whirlpool of stunning news and issues that can’t be pinned down. In the midst of this grief, we can have a hard time knowing where we are in space.
It’s scary, isn’t it?
The touch of Jesus won’t always make the room stop spinning, but putting one foot in front of the other somehow seems more do-able with our hand on that steady wall of His presence. Instantly we can know where we are in the universe. We are right in His arms. God’s touch grounds me. It gives me a solid point of reference for all the spinning things around me.
He’s there. He can steady you. He’s waiting to steady you.
Let your pinky reach right out and I just know you’ll feel it. You’ll know. And it will be enough.
Heavenly Father, You’re always there, aren’t you? Steadying me. I can never thank you enough. Please grant each precious soul reading this an extra measure of Your grace today. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…
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