October 19, 2017 3166wpczar

I Will Not Be Shaken

I will bless the Lord who guides me;

    even at night my heart instructs me.

I know the Lord is always with me.

    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

      Psalm 16:7-8

 

 

When I was young I remember a time when I was extremely terrified of a rain storm. We lived for a season outside of the city of El Paso, TX. It was literally in the middle of nowhere in the dry plains of Texas. Whenever we had storms, you really felt them. Especially when you lived in a trailer home that was barely holding it together. I remember the night so clearly. My room was cold, our house was shaking and I was just there laying in my tiny bed staring at the ceiling. I could hear the rushing wind outside of my window. The window pane was not of high quality, so it seemed like every other burst of wind would shatter it.

 

I kept thinking of all these bad things that would happen to me if that window burst. I kept thinking over and over in my mind about different scenarios. What if someone broke in?  What if a pole fell on our trailer home? What if it burst into flames? Over and over I kept thinking of all the bad things that would happen.

 

Then out of nowhere, I started singing. I started singing a song that I had learned at a camp I once attended. It was a worship song. I’ve always been bad at remembering lyrics, and this night wasn’t the exception. All I could do is sing the chorus over and over. Something that night changed. Something inside of me.

 

Did the rain stop? no, but my heart was at peace. Was I still terrified of the night? yes, but my attention was on Jesus. The atmosphere of my mind changed. My perspective changed.

 

In the same way, when life gets dark & our soul is in distress, God promises to be present. God has never deceived us, nor lied to us about the trials of this world. He told us life would be tough (John 16:33) But He also reminded us to trust in Him. He is our overcomer. He is our present help. He is strong and with God on our side, we will not be shaken.

 

 

God today I put my trust in you. I trust you with my family. I trust you with my heart. I trust you when everything around me seems to get darker & unstable. I bless you Lord, for you are my help in time of need. Thank you, God, for being present in my need, for giving me the strength to get through it and giving me hope for tomorrow. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

The Best is Yet to Come,

 

Pastor Fernando