Solid footing in shaky times

I love when horses hunt the trail obstacles – bridges, water boxes or tarps. Checking out the footing, as if to consider the risks and plan the route across.  
How solid is the foundation? How deep the water? Will the tarp move once I commit? Is anything lurking underneath?

Logically, a horse, unlike his rider, doesn’t have this information at the outset. He has to test it…by faith.

Uncertain times like these can shake us up, can’t they?  Election. Epidemic. Economic recession.  When our stability’s threatened and  all that’s familiar is beginning to crumble,  we ask –

 What’s my “THIS I KNOW” in life? 

The question reminds me of an old hymn that people of faith have sung for stability through two world wars and the Great Depression. Here are some lines…

On Christ, the solid Rock, I stand;
All other ground is sinking sand…
When all around my soul gives way,
He then is all my hope and stay

Government, investments, career, health, physique – If whatever we’re ultimately trusting in can shift or disappear, it’s not worthy of trust.  Like a wobbly trail bridge.