The Balancing Cane by Robin Densmore Fuson


How is your balance? 

My mother uses a cane to walk. This is a recent addition to her wardrobe and she rocks the style with grace and ease. She is a regal woman with a wide-footed black cane and her steps are now sure. Unfortunately, she suffers from neuropathy so her circulation lacks the rigorous flow like oil from a Texas drilling rig. It now resembles the drip forming a stalactite hanging inside a cave. The lack of circulation caused numbness in her precious feet.

Our brains get information coming in from all sources at the speed of light or faster. One of those sources is from the person’s feet. When feet touch the ground or floor, the information zips to the brain. The brain then steadies the body for balance. That person walks around all day, upright and steady.

When feet can’t feel the surface of the ground or floor, there isn’t any information to pass to the brain, thus imbalance occurs. A touch to a wall zooms information to the brain and balance is regained. Any hard surface touched will help in the process. Carrying a well-built wall around is impossible, so my momma has wisely chosen a cane, as her stabling wall.

In the small group at her church, she gave a testimony of this information and then made an insightful application. “If we as God’s children don’t keep in touch with our Creator, Heavenly Father, and Jesus through the Holy Spirit, we lose balance. We falter. We may fall.”

The Lord is our solid rock, our strong tower, and our guide. Jesus’ shepherd’s staff is what we lean on. He is our balance. We need to talk to Him daily. We need to be grounded in His word. We need Him in our lives as the steady comforter and protector to keep us from falling into despair or sin.

I need Him for my balance or I get out of balance. Sometimes, I let the world sway me. Or I let my feelings take over then I’m out of whack. We need balance in our lives so we see truth and love and can forgive.

How is your balance? Do you need to reach out and touch Him? Is He your point of reference? Your grounding?  He is right there waiting for you. He wants us to lean on Him like a cane for our balance.         

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10 nkjv).

For who is God except the Lord? Who but our God is a solid rock (2 Samuel 22:32 and Psalm 18:31 nkjv)?




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