Today’s scripture selection: Psalms 111-113
Key verses: Psalm 112:6-8
On any given day there are plenty of things that can shake us up.
- Job changes
- Family crises
- Change of almost any type
That’s why Psalm 112 offers some particularly comforting counsel:
“Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the LORD.”
Does it mean we go through life with some naïve attitude? Are we never to prepare for trouble – unexpected or otherwise?
No, I don’t think the Scripture calls us to be so cavalier about life. But I do think it calls us to remember who is in charge of the universe.
It’s all about having what the Psalmist calls a “secure” heart.
It means to be grounded in the knowledge that God doesn’t let his children struggle for no reason or ultimate purpose.
Is life full of hardship that we find difficult to explain? Yes. But are we left to abandon hope and succumb to some fatalistic attitude? No. Not if we take our faith, and God’s promises, seriously.
So don’t let life “shake” you. Live in the secure knowledge that you are loved. It can carry you a long, long way.
Prayer: Heavenly father, in uncertain and difficult times, may I always remember and trust in your ever certain love. AMEN.