God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her at the break of day – Ps 46:5
I read this in my favorite devotional, Streams in the Desert, this morning. Little did I know I would need it later on in the day when I got some hard news from a friend that shook us both.
Oh what balm the words of today's devotion were to my soul, reading this wise missionary woman's words of exhortation from so many years ago, yet applicable TODAY!
“Shall not be moved”—what an inspiring declaration!
Can it be possible that we, who are so easily moved by the things of earth, can arrive at a place where nothing can upset us or disturb our calm?
Yes, it is possible; and the Apostle Paul knew it. When he was on his way to Jerusalem where he foresaw that “bonds and afflictions” awaited him, he could say triumphantly, “But none of these things move me.”
Everything in Paul’s life and experience that could be shaken had been shaken, and he no longer counted his life, or any of life’s possessions, dear to him.
And we, if we will but let God have His way with us, may come to the same place, so that neither the fret and tear of little things of life, nor the great and heavy trials, can have power to move us from the peace that passeth understanding, which is declared to be the portion of those who have learned to rest only on God."
Again today, as I have done many times through the years, I declare:
I trust you Lord Jesus! You are sovereign. You are in control. You see all things. You know all things. You are trustworthy!
I will not be shaken when trials and hardships come, I will cling to you, I will rest in YOU alone. You are good, loving and entirely trustworthy. May the truth of this bring a balm of peace to my heart, today and every day.