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“I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”

Psalms 16:8

Have you ever heard the saying “shaking in your boots”? Sometimes life can leave us feeling that way, whether from fear, shock or grief.

We can be caught off guard by changing seasons, and left feeling anxious and worried about what tomorrow will hold.

Scripture reminds us that the Lord is always with us, and that we won’t be shaken because he is right beside us. This isn’t a “I might not be shaken” situation, the verse is very clear. We will NOT be shaken.

Once we recognize the simple truth that God is always with us, we won’t be shaken. He never leaves our side, and has already walked through our tomorrow.

We have to understand who God is if we want to walk through this life victoriously.

He is good.

He is faithful.

He is always present and aware.

He is love.

He is merciful.

If we can build our foundation on these promises and attributes of God – no situation that life throws our way will unnerve us. We will remain firm in him and who he is.

God, I’m thankful today that you are always with me. I wouldn’t want to walk through life without you. Help me to better understand who you are and to base my life on your truth.

“In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” (Job 1:22)

Job had everything he could ever want. Life was good. He had a wife, children, cattle, servants, wealth, friends and health. Job loved God and God loved him.  But, in a matter of a short time, Job lost his children, cattle, most of his servants, wealth, friends and even his health. Job could have blamed God for all that he was going through, yet he did not turn his back on God. All he said was, “…the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” (Job 1:21)

There will be times in our lives that difficult things will happen to us. It is during those times that we should remember that God often allows these things to happen to see how we will react. Yes, Job had times where he wished that he had never been born. But, even after losing everything that he had, he just kept praising God.

Remember that suffering will only last for a season.  If we stay faithful to God, He will stay faithful to us. Job might have lost everything thing, but at the end of the suffering, God blessed him with more than he had in the beginning. If we stay faithful to God, our latter will be greater than our former.

 

Prayer:  Dear God, help me to remember that no matter what I go through in this life, You are always in control. Help me remember that no matter what I lose along the way, You’re working it for my good. No matter the situation, I will praise You because You are still a Great God. I know if I stay faithful to You through my trial, You will be faithful with Your blessings in the end. Amen!

BY MISHELLE NALLY

“For the mountains may move

    and the hills disappear,

but even then my faithful love for you will remain.

    My covenant of blessing will never be broken,”

    says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”

Isaiah 54:10

Is there anyone in the world that actually enjoys change? Most of us are creatures of habit, so when anything changes in the slightest, we definitely take notice!

When I sense change coming, I fight it for as long as I can and then eventually surrender, realizing time and time again that I’ve made things so much harder for myself.

There is one thing that doesn’t change though, and that is God’s love for us. Through every season of life, no matter how exciting or how devastating – His faithful love remains. It does not change, falter or decrease.

When it seems like things are falling apart, we can always go back to the basics – we are His children, and we are so loved.

God, today I’m thankful that You stay the same through every season of life. Thank you for loving me.