“When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.” Psalm 75:3.
This verse is not only talking about earthquakes. It also gets into “people” quakes.
When things aren’t going the way they’re supposed to, I am assured that God is still in charge. He hasn’t gone to sleep or on a vacation.
My life, at the moment, is settled. I’m retired. I’m vacationing in Maine. But as I look at this verse I notice that it isn’t referring only to major things. Anything that gets me quaking is covered by His assurance that there is an underpinning that remains secure.
I had a dream last night where I was closed into a small space and wanted desperately to get out. Being at least a little claustrophobic, I was more troubled than someone else might be. My world was disrupted, and I didn’t know what to do about it. When the dream ended I was relieved that I was back unenclosed in my bed.
I need to be aware that God holds everything together in my life. If I lose track of Who He is and where He is, I will join the “quakers,” when things lose their stability.
I also need to live as someone who is secure. Who isn’t easily prone to quake. I am embarrassed by the tiny size of things that get me troubled. Things like not finding something or someone driving slowly and causing me to miss a green light. I react as if my world is now unhinged from the Pillar…..and it isn’t.
Conclusion: God promises me that His support is there for me in situations of all sizes. Blessed assurance!