I love when I’m reading through the scriptures and a certain word, phrase, or sentence grabs my attention. Yesterday, and then again this morning, it happened with this short passage in Isaiah:
God is supremely esteemed. His center holds.
Zion brims over with all that is just and right.
God keeps your days stable and secure —
salvation, wisdom, and knowledge in surplus,
and best of all, Zion’s treasure, Fear-of-God.
— Isaiah 33:5-6
That little phrase “His center holds” just keeps getting my attention. I stared at it for quite some time yesterday, just being amazed and thankful for it. This morning, I let the words turn over and over again on my tongue.
His center holds. His center holds.
I marvel at this way of God, especially since I’m so aware of the struggle in my own life that it has taken to hold fast to my own center, not to mention how long it took to even know what my center was. It takes great strength of character and integrity — some would call it moral fiber — to hold to one’s center.
God’s center is so strong it always holds.
Not only do I marvel at the difference between me and God in this, but I also feel such rest in connecting to this God whose center always holds.
He is sure. Secure. Strong. Stable.
We don’t have to worry about him crumbling or second-guessing who he is to himself or to us. We don’t have to worry if he can handle what we bring to him or who we are.
His center holds. What great relief that provides to me.
How can this truth about God be a companion to you today?