We live in a wobbly world.
Have you ever felt the wobble? I have…
I once went to the WonderWorks museum in Pigeon Forge. And to enter a particular part of the building, you had to go through a little tunnel. But there was one catch: the tunnel walls were spinning around the walkway in the middle.
The effect was so disorienting that as each person entered the walkway, they would inevitably grab the railing to steady themselves. The walkway itself wasn’t actually moving, but the moving walls played tricks on their mind and made them think they were spinning.
Of course, when I saw people go in and start grabbing the rails like that, I thought “how silly.” But then I went in. Immediately, I went wobbly. I could have sworn I was falling, and I grabbed for the rails like everyone else.
Why did I go wobbly? Because I was looking at those spinning walls.
Why did I go wobbly? Because I started to focus on the chaos and the spinning.
And the world can do that to you. The craziness and chaos of our world, when you focus on it, can make you feel pretty wobbly.
Maybe this week was a week where you started to feel that wobble. Maybe you looked at the chaos of your schedule, and it was overwhelming. In an instant, you started feeling a little shaky. Maybe you started a new job this week, and all your old rhythms, all the old reliable and stable ways, changed in a moment, and things are feeling a little shaky now. Or maybe you’re like me. You’ve been reading the news too much, watching the constant spin of headlines, and all of the sudden things start to feel pretty wobbly again.
We live in a wobbly world.
So what do we do when things go wobbly?
We take our eyes off the spinning walls, and we focus on the most solid, reliable, stable, sure thing in the whole universe: God.
We remind ourselves that God is not wobbly. In fact, he is often called a Rock…
Psalm 18:2 – The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 18:31 – For who is God, but the LORD? And who is a rock, except our God?— All else shakes and crumbles. God alone is unshakeable.
Psalm 31:3 – For you are my rock and my fortress;
and for your name’s sake you lead me and guide me;
Psalm 62:2 – He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Psalm 62:6-7 –  He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
Your salvation and your glory is unshakeable when it rests on God.
Matthew 7:24 – “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.
If your world is feeling a little shaky right now, if your legs are feeling a little wobbly, remember that God is a rock, and if you will build your life on him, if you will rest on him, you will not be shaken.