By June Evans
A physical therapist told me that the key to health and body strength is to have a strong core. The core, the part of the body between shoulders and legs must be kept strong for the organs of life reside in the core.
You have a spiritual core. Your core is what you really do believe. The core is not evident in the good times of life. Tribulation and trouble reveal your core. Your spiritual core should be your commitment to God’s truth. The word of God is truth. God always tells the truth because He cannot lie. The trouble with truth is that life gets in the way. Tribulation occurs, and life seemingly is not going to work. Life is not going according to your “playbook.” If this happens you must have a core of commitment to truth, not to the tribulation you are experiencing. A core of commitment means that it is inconceivable to your thinking that God’s word will fail, that God would have told you a lie, or that God would fail you. God will never betray you or let you down. His word cannot fail. That core must be in you when trouble comes. So build the strength of truth in your core and entrust your life to God.
The apostle Paul wrote about his core belief: “I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” (II Timothy 1:12). Know whom you have believed. Be persuaded that He is keeping you, and things will work out exactly as He has already told you they would. That core will hold you steady during the rough times of life. Worked for the apostle Paul. Works for me. It will work for you.
June Evans is Pastoral Advisor to Women of the Word and will be speaking at the Spring WOW “Grace and Truth” conference April 10 – 12. Join us there to strengthen your spiritual core! Registration information.