Shifting Sand

Today’s Devotion: “Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith; be courageous, be strong. Do everything in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

Often, I feel I am on sand, that shifts when I walk. Or even when I stop, I need to wait while my feet sink to a holding spot. I feel that God’s word is that solid ground under the shifting sand. Keeping that word in my mind each day, helps that solid ground to be closer to the surface.

Then a storm hits and it’s harder to walk and find a foot hold. As I try to stand still the storm pushes and pulls me in all directions. I feel it knocking me off the solid ground. That’s when I must be courageous and stand firm. As I am pushed or pulled do I react in patience and accepting? Or do I quickly lose patience and am upset my life was altered, like the shifting sand? “Do everything in love,” is a great line to remember when I am pushed off course.