Firmly Established

Today's devotion from Psalms 92, 93, & 94.

Living in Tennessee, I could occasionally feel small tremors associated with seismic activity. It was quite unnerving even though they were always small enough to be explained away. A time or two I didn't know for sure I had experienced an earthquake until I was told so by the reporter on the evening news.

There are times in life when we feel the tremors of trial or suffering. In my experience, there have been definite times in which my life was shaken by a tumultuous situation. Sometimes they were my own doing. Other times I was completely helpless as they began to rattle around the wildly shifting circumstances of my life. What do we do when we feel the shock rocking our lives?

We remember and we trust, "The LORD reigns! He is robed in majesty; the LORD is robed, enveloped in strength. The world is firmly established; it cannot be shaken." (Psalm 91:1, CSB) The psalmist isn't saying that our lives can't be shaken, but that God's order, His work in Creation, and His sovereignty over that Creation cannot be overthrown. He is in control. No earthquake, no amount of time, no deluge, no situation, no shock, nothing He has created can cast off His control.

Sometimes we may feel like our lives are out of control. The truth is, they are neverĀ in our control. We may sell ourselves the delusion, but the truth is that He is only One who can ever truly establish any order out of nothing. We can respond. We can decide. Only He can act from beyond the constraints of the cosmos He has created. This is why we have to prioritize Him even as the ground shifts around us or the torrent races toward us. He alone is God.