Do Not Be Shaken

Jesus-comforts_web-150x150I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, – Psalm 16:8-9 (NIV)

I am constantly worried about the future of my children and grandchildren.  Talking to other grandparents, I know I’m not the only one. We’ve always had upheaval and uncertainty in our country, but not living in our country. The situation now days seems so much worse. So much is coming at us at once, we don’t know who to rely on or who is our friend. All the anger and shouting around us fuels our confusion. We look at strangers as enemies and they are doing the same. When I sit down to write, whether it’s on Facebook or emails, I try to let my words reflect optimism for a secure future. Sometimes that little gesture of checking a like or sharing a post spreads more meanness than words can to another. I am ashamed to admit I am guilty of that at some of my weaker moments.

This psalm is telling us that our security is felt in our heart. We will be prepared, when we put the Lord in the situation. These situations can cause us great anxiety. However, when we see the Lord in our circumstances, we gain confidence and peace. Because of this we will not be shaken. We have been given all that we need and will see beyond our immediate problems, when we focus our thoughts on Him. We can rest secure even in the most challenging situations. Rejoice with good and friendly words in our hearts, writing, and in our voices.

Lord help us to see beyond the challenging situations that are here and coming in the future. Whether they are personal or global, we know you at our side. We will not be shaken because you are at our right hand. Our hearts can once more be happy, while our tongues and writing rejoice in your love for us.