Blessed Assurance

“When the earth and all its people quake, it is I who hold its pillars firm.”  Psalm 75:3.

What assurance!

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!

 

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