"The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing."
Sometimes its difficult to walk the road one has been called to venture down on life’s journey without being “shaken” from time to time or given way to stumble here or there. After all, in our frail human condition we struggle mightily at best on certain days to continue taking those small steps of obedience, however “small” they may become. Life’s circumstances, the journey itself, and our enemy all have their way of causing us to grow weary and feel shaken to our core at times if we’re not on our guard with the assurances of the Lord. We can gain this assurance daily by focusing on some key attributes of God stated by Zephaniah as he writes, “The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save, He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”
If we keep these truths ever before us and walk in them, we will indeed “not be shaken” in times of hardship, pain, trials, or simply the heaviness of life. However, if we take our eyes off of the Lord and forget His promises to “always be with us,” that He is “the Almighty God over all things,” that He “takes great delight (to take great pleasure or satisfaction) in us,” along with His promise to “quiet us (calming our hearts and minds within any circumstance) with His love”, rejoicing over us as His beloved children, we are more vulnerable to stumble along our faith journey. The battle for our minds is one that rages daily, hourly, and moment by moment, therefore, we must be vigilant to keep our eyes always on the Lord, knowing that He is with us, thus, we will not be easily shaken.
Today, if anxiety, depression, or the heaviness of life are crouching at the door of your heart causing you to feel as if you’ve been shaken by your circumstances, refocus your gaze on the Lord and His promises that He is with you. He is your solid foundation of truth on which to stand as He delights in you, and is able to quiet your heart & mind in the midst of any circumstance with His truth along with His unconditional love. Through His truth and promises you will not be easily moved or shaken.
Connecting Faith & Life:
Father, thank You for this day You’ve made and that You delight in us as Your beloved children. As we invite You into the intimate details and circumstances of our lives, may You quiet our hearts with Your presence and unconditional love. Help us to continually set our gaze upon You throughout this day, walking in the truth of Your promises by faith so that we will be able to stand and not be shaken. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.