“And I will fasten him as a nail in a sure place; and he shall be for a glorious throne to his father’s house.” Isaiah 22:23
I always remember when my husband was going to hang a picture or fasten something to a wall, he would take his hammer and tap gently in the place he was considering. By the sound the hammer made, he knew where the studs were. For the nail to be secure it had to be driven into a stud; if it was only in the drywall it would not bear any weight for long.
The Lord has given us so many SURE places on which to hang our faith. There are so many promises in His Word on which we can depend no matter what we are going through in our lives. Hebrews 13:8 tells us He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He will never change. He told His disciples He would be with them always, and that promise applies to us as well. He told us that if we would abide in Him, and walk in the way He leads, we could ask any thing and He would do it.
The same Jesus that walked on this earth, healed the sick, raised the dead and opened blind eyes is still with us today. His promises never fail. We can trust in Him just as we trust that nail in the wall to hold the heaviest picture secure.
Prayer: Jesus, thank you for the security you provide us with, that you will never leave us and that you will meet our every need.
Devotion by Anne Johnston