There’s an old hymn that I used to sing when I was younger called Standing on the promises.
The chorus really sums up the whole song
Standing, standing, standing on the promises of Christ my Saviour
I am standing on the promises of God
A pleasant, catchy little chorus, but it’s so much easier said than done.
As I awoke this morning, I was meditating on my foundation. And for a split second I had to ask myself “what are you really standing on?”
Sometimes when the going gets tough, we get ‘breaking’. And it’s not really us that break, but it’s just that foundation below us that starts to crumble and once it does, we go along with it.
It’s kind of like standing on ice. If the ice is really solid, you could skate, jump, fall and get up, do whatever you want…with confidence. Because you know that the foundation you’re on, is going to hold you. And that life will continue for you. But if the ice is thin, well… the least pressure that is exerted, could send you sinking, without a hope.
As believers, we need to have a firm foundation. And at random moments, we can lose sight of this and trade our firm foundation for something that is really shaky. It’s important to know, and stay knowing however that there is no firmer foundation that Christ and the Word of God. If you’re holding on to a relationship, or the person in it as your foundation, if you’re thinking that without a certain person around you’d never be happy, never make it, that your ‘world would fall apart’, it’s possible that you’ve switched your foundation to something that won’t stand. The same goes for relying on a job to provide for you, or depending on someone to make things right for you.
While God uses people, He really wants us to place our confidence on a sure foundation. The fact is, anything natural has the potential to decay…That’s somebody’s law, I’m sure. But the one thing that will not decay is the Word of God. The one person that will not ‘flip switch’ on us is God himself.
Can you imagine for a second, standing on thin ice? Can you imagine now that God has laid his hand as the foundation on which you stand? Well He will uphold you in His hand, if you let Him.
The question is are we willing? What are you standing on right now?