During the lockdown I developed a habit of working out every day with an online trainer. Over the months I’ve seen encouraging results, but I still sometimes have a bit of trouble keeping steady during the one-legged balance routines. I was mirroring my trainer, watching and trying to copy his every movement, but I still got wobbly.
One day, I started focusing on my trainer’s stationary foot and, lo and behold, I was suddenly stabilized.
How similar this is to my emotional and spiritual life; when I am focusing on the constantly moving whirlwind of events around me, I begin to lose my balance. When I keep my eyes, my heart, and my mind centered on our unchanging God and His rock solid Word, I stop wobbling and find peace in the midst of the storm.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)