Truth Tuesday – Unshakable Perseverance

by Kathy

Unshaka bleAre there days when your focus is more on your difficulties… your fears… your worries?  There is a Psalm that I have come to love when I need to be reminded where my focus must be.   Psalm 16.  Go ahead and take a minute to read it for yourself.

In this Psalm, David doesn’t focus on the situation from which he needs refuge, that which threatens to shake him.  Rather, David celebrates God’s help in difficult times, His presence that keeps him safe and makes him joyful.

Take a look at verse 8.  It says, “I have set the Lord always before me.”    I am reminded here that not only did David know that God was always with him, but he chose to intentionally live out this truth.  Leaning on Him.  Trusting Him.  Talking to Him.  Surrendering to Him.  Instead of living in a way that believed God is distant…instead of focusing on the problems and challenges he faced, David chose to live in the light of the truth of God’s persistent presence.  As a result, David proclaimed that he was not shaken.

Like the Psalmist, you too can choose to live in the light of the truth that God’s presence is always with you.  When you live this out, you will not be shaken  by the inevitable disappointments and detours of life.  You will stand firm in the midst of suffering or opposition.  You will find strength to press on in service to God as you live for His kingdom in this world.

Wishing you a unshakable grace full week!

 

3 Responses to “Truth Tuesday – Unshakable Perseverance”

  1. Dee says:

    What a much-needed reminder. It gets so easy to fall into the habit of despair and fear, rather than practicing the presence of God, which brings peace and ultimately joy. Striving to be unshakeable with you, Kath. Thank you!

  2. Tammy says:

    Needed this one too! Striving to put The Lord always before me. I must persevere, or the enemy has won! Thanks Kathy!!

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