“The path of the righteous is level; you, the Upright One, make the way of the righteous smooth.” (Isaiah 26:7, NIV)
While it is true that — externally — the path of the righteous is full of “ups and downs”; internally, at the seat of our heart and spirit, the path is bubble-center level for the person who faithfully follows the leading of the Spirit.
If we allow it, the external, visible, tangible, temporal, physical pressures of living will dictate our internal, invisible, intangible, eternal, spiritual perspective. Don’t allow it. In fact, turn it around so that your view of things visible is always informed, guided, and determined by things invisible.
It is the serenity that the “Upright One” alone provides that allows you to, as poet Rudyard Kipling wrote, “keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you.” – Luther