Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 24–25, ESV)
Sometimes I feel a little shaky. Like that baby-becoming-a-toddler taking his first step. There’s much wobbling and uncertainty. Doubt and discouragement. There are many things which can unsettle our faith — health problems, depression, a spiritually antagonistic family member, financial hardship — this list could go on forever.
Thankfully I have a God who is able to keep me from making a total train wreck of my life. He is able to keep me in his family. He is able to permanently ensure my adoption. He boldly proclaims his love for me and that I am fully accepted by Him through His Son, Jesus Christ. No matter how unsettled I feel, I always know God’s loving arms will be there to steady me.
We all stumble (James 3:2), but our God is powerful enough to ensure that it is not a permanent falling away from Him. Rather, he will keep us safe in his arms until that great day when he will present us “blameless before His presence with glory and great joy”!
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand. (Psalm 37:24, ESV)