Keeping cadence means staying in step. Following the rhythm. Beat by beat. Movement by movement.
During the turbulence of trial and change you can count on the cadence of God to steady you. It’s a steady beat that calms the heart as you place one foot in front of the other down paths unknown. It comes in the seasons, the dependable change of spring-summer-fall-winter. It’s the familiar rhythm of the dance, to-and-frow-movement, even as you’re learning the new steps. It’s the natural progression of life measured by birthdays, holidays, and the ordinary weekdays that mark the in between.
This year has been marred by tragedy as I’ve watched some I loved in this life pass on into the next. This year has been bettered as new job opportunities have enabled us to do many things, including move into a house we can call our home.
What I’ve noticed as I’ve walked this rollercoaster road is that God’s rhythm always remains steady. His is a constant, steady beat amidst the unstable movement of change. When I cringe in doubt and fear, He is there. When I dance in joy and wonder, He is there.
God is so steadfast and so true in all circumstances I know I can depend on Him. Always.
Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.
“For I, the LORD, do not change; therefore you, O sons of Jacob, are not consumed.”
God’s constant cadence, constant ways, and constant character are for my good. God’s constant cadence is for my wellbeing. God’s constant cadence is for my guidance.
When the movement of life suddenly changes, God remains the same. I can lean into Him. I can trust Him. I can depend on Him to lead me faithfully as He has always done.
And in those moments when I break the cadence because my heart is too heavy to keep movement going? That’s when keeping cadence with God is most important, when I can lean into Him and just let Him carry me through the steps.
Father above, thank you for your faithfulness these last several months. Thank you for the steady beat of your cadence. Thank you for those mornings when I woke up refreshed and at the same time unsure how I had made it the day before. You are a good God. You are a constant God. I pray I would always remember your gentle faithfulness. In Jesus name, Amen.
What daily habits do you keep to make sure you’re keeping cadence, staying in step, with God?