I went out shopping for new tires the other day. I didn't buy any, but was just checking the prices on various brands at different stores.
One store I visited was advertising some tires which provided "serious traction". Basically, the ad described tires for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). In looking at the advertisement, I was amazed at the variety of treads on these tires. Some were like dimples, some looked like zigzags, some indescribable. Nevertheless, whatever the tread pattern, the major purpose of the tires was to allow vehicles to ride in rugged terrain without incident.
Come to think of it, just like a car cannot run without wheels, you can't make it in life without some "serious traction" as the ad proclaimed. This does not necessarily mean tires, but anything to hold on to during times of distress. It can be your faith, your family, friends or even your finances (good luck with that). However, I feel that ultimately the best option of stability is to trust in the Lord.
Psalms 55:22 states, "Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken." No matter what the weather or the terrain, clinging to the Lord provides, as the ad proclaims, "serious traction". Ready to hit the road?