Monday, May 16, 2011

When Everything’s Shaking, Find Something Stable

What’s the advice they tell you when there is an earthquake? Find something stable and hide under it. The same wisdom applies to life. When things are shaking—and they will—you have to find the firmest structure and run to it. Nations will war, economies will turn, diseases will strike, and emotions will rage up and down, but the Bible says, “The name of the LORD is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe” (Proverbs 18:10).

You’ve got to have God’s perspective on the shaking. It’s not like He doesn’t know it’s happening. In fact, He uses it. God said, “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also” (Hebrews 12:26). It goes on to explain, “This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe” (Hebrews 12:27,28). You see, God uses the shaking of tough circumstances to reveal what is true and eternal—His kingdom and His glory. As part of His kingdom, you can know that you have an eternal city that waits for you—that your future is secure.

However, in the meantime, you’ve got to have something to hold onto. That something is Jesus Christ. Paul, in the midst of a lot of trouble, said, “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow--not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love” (Romans 8:38). You can count on the love of Jesus to never fail you, never crumble, even in the hardest times. He said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Take a moment right now to breathe a sigh of relief and run to God’s great name. He will protect you and preserve you until His glorious kingdom fully comes.

So, this week, let us pray and ask God to

  • Give us peace in the midst of the “shakings” of life

  • Provide finances to help Global Media Outreach to reach even more people for Jesus Christ

  • Help us know that God is our strength and our source in all of life

God can use you to help others in times of trouble. Thank you so much for your prayers! God loves you. If we can pray for you just hit “reply” and let us know your prayer requests. May God bless you!

Your Friends at Global Media Outreach

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