8 08 2014

What does it take to shake your world? There are tremors caused by unexpected bills, work problems, and relationship struggles. Our foundations shift when we receive the lab report, the phone call, or the letter in the mail. Things start to spin and tilt when the chair across the table is empty, when dreams crash, or when you find yourself flat on your back wondering how you will ever get back up.

When we feel shaken, fear becomes a constant companion. Panic steals our ability to take a deep breath. Worry creeps in as our confidence slips away. The shadows seem darker, the air seems colder, and isolation boxes us in. It is hard to see past the giant that is shaking the ground on which our souls stand. Our possibilities look small while our problems become magnified.

“I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand I shall not be shaken.” – Psalm 16:8

I can’t promise you that world-shaking moments won’t come. In fact, I can guarantee they will. But David’s words are the key to hanging on when everything around you seems to be falling apart. “I have set the Lord always before me.” Keeping our eyes on God will teach us that He is bigger, stronger, and more steadfast than anything that can shake our souls.

My Jesus Resolution is to hang on tight. He is at my right hand. I am going to take that literally today. I am going to wear a bracelet on my right wrist. Today it is going to remind me of how close God is to me. When I feel the ground shaking, I am going to look at my right hand and remember. When I find my heart quaking, I am going to remind myself of His promises. The world may shake, but God’s love for me never will.



One response

8 08 2014

Thank you so much for this beautiful blog post rooted and grounded in Gods word. The times I’ve had to walk through dark times I’ve often thought about David and when he was running alone away from Saul and an army to kill him. How frightening that must have been. David put his trust in The Lord, though, and through everything was the friend of God. Wow- a prayer on my heart for sure. Thanks for spreading the good news! 🙂

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