By Benescke Janse van Rensburg

Have you ever struggled with a chair on a slippery service? Maintaining your balance could be a problem. One way to combat this problem is to paste a few rubber pieces underneath the chair. In this way, the chair gets stabilized and it cannot move like before.
When we go through a crisis in life, we feel like the unstable chair on a slippery service. We need to concentrate and not loose control of our lives. Throughout the Bible, many men and women found themselves in similar desperate situations. For instance, think of Joseph, alone in a cell in Egypt, Jonah sailing towards Tarsus instead of Nineveh, Gideon walking into battlefield with only 300 men against an army of thousands or Esther, risking her life by going to the king to plead for the survival of the Jews.

Are you currently going through a crisis in which it has become increasingly difficult to trust God for a breakthrough in your life? Does your life feel out of control? It is time you paste rubbers beneath your chair. How do you do it? By reminding yourself Who God is and what He can do for you. Go back to his Word to find his promises. Here are four promises – one for each foot of your chair:

1) Isaiah 26:4: “Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD God himself, is the Rock Eternal.”

2) Psalm 34:5,19: “Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. . . The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
3) Psalm 31:22-24: “Yet you heard my cry for mercy when I called to you for help. . . Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.”

4) Jeremiah 17:7-8: “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

God drives out fear and brings stability to the most unstable situations. All we need to do is invite Him into our lives. Remember, it is sometimes in the darkest moments of our lives, that we experience His presence and power the most visible. Take control today, paste on your rubbers and trust God to bring peace into your life! God bless.

Father God, thank you for being in control of my life. Please bring stability in the areas of my life where it feels like I have lost control. I ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
** BOOK LAUNCH OF WYSHEID, OORDENKINGS UIT SPREUKE by Benescke Janse van Rensburg: Saturday, 25 February 2012, Bellville. For more information, contact Karin at 021 949 7419 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

** Benescke Janse van Rensburg is a freelance journalist and author of the books, Ontdek God in die stories van mense and also Wysheid, oordenkings uit Spreuke.