Around the Word in 365 Days, by Linda Sommer

His Word Is Steadfast

Psalm 33:1-11 God spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. God is not a man that He should lie. I've heard it said the only thing God cannot do is lie. His Word is truth, and this psalm says His Word is right and all His works are done in truth. His Word not only is right, but it also has creative power. God spoke into being all of creation.

I can remember looking up to the night sky near Phoenix, Arizona. I saw stars I did not know existed, and I knew there were probably universes not yet discovered by man. The heavens do declare the glory of God, and we cannot help but stand in awe of His great power. The day will come soon, however, when the stars will fall and all of heaven will be rolled up like a scroll. There is only one thing that will last forever—His Word. All that can be shaken will be shaken as the day comes near to His coming, but His Word will remain steadfast.

These thoughts challenge me to daily read His Word because His Word is eternal. There are only a few things we can take to heaven with us when we leave this earth, and one of them is the Word of God that we have hidden in our hearts.

We live in a world that often is chaotic and unstable. We all need something we can trust that never changes. God's Word is steadfast. Jesus is the living Word, or the Word made flesh, and we can go to Him the moment we feel shaky or tossed about by the circumstances we experience.

I know what a comfort it is to me to have my husband hold me closely and speak comforting words when I am shaking from some trauma in my life. Several years ago as I was driving in my own neighborhood, I hit a little child riding his bike. The boy almost died. My husband was not with me at the time, but as soon as I reached home, I fell into his arms. The strength of his arms supported me, and the comfort of his words calmed my trembling body. I felt secure and safe, and the peace of God submerged me.

We have a faithful God whose Word is steadfast. Jesus, the Word made flesh, is always with us in every circumstance of life. The moment we need an anchor for our troubled souls, He is reaching out to us to hold us close to Him, and He longs to comfort us with His words. The sad reality of life is that many do not turn to Him or His Word for strength and stability in this life. He is our only hope when things look hopeless. Run to Him and hear His Word whenever you need something to hold on to in this life. He longs to hold you throughout every trial.

Lord, teach me to quickly turn to You the moment I feel shaky. You are my solid rock, my strong tower, my only hope in times of trouble.

READ: Exodus 32:1-33:23; Matthew 26:69-27:14; Psalm 33:1-11; Proverbs 8:33-36

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