I was reading through some biochemistry the other day and I got to the Oxygen-Hemoglobin dissociation curve. Fundamentally, the curve is adjusted in response to the metabolic state of the body. The idea is to maintain optimal working conditions, regardless of the superimposing situation. And I found that idea interesting.
As believers, we are not immune to situations that are troubling, challenging, and difficult. Quietly, one would start to realize that, this experience, this reality is one that the believer is in a sense taught to expect and taught how to handle.
It is often said that the Lord seldom promises a smooth sail, but rather a safe landing. In perturbing and uncertain times, what should be the right disposition of the believer?
Recently I had an experience that, was pushing the wrong buttons so to speak. And I was starting to get alarmed and worried. As I tried to put the matter in perspective, I found again the comfort of scriptures:
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
So, I turned to God in Prayers, casting that care upon Him, being assured that He cared for me. I found that as the days went, so also the hold of the care lifted. I ceased to worry but rather trust knowing that God’s will, will be done and it will be the best for me.
The point is this, there is a response and a posture that the scriptures prescribe as appropriate and sufficient to maintain stability as the vicissitudes of life happen.
The most stable of us then, aren’t those with the least cause to vacillate, but rather, are those who have found the requisite tools to orchestrate a right shift in the presence of turbulence.
Subsequently, we’d pay attention to tools that make for an effective right shift. Until then.