Whole Lot of Shaking Going On


The recent events involving the health of my mother have shaken me emotionally. It is a path in life that if we had it our way we would have never taken. Life, unfortunately, no matter how well planned-out and lived always delivers unexpected facts that are unavoidable. What is most helpful is digging deep for perspective through God’s true and trustworthy Word. The Word always puts life into its proper light.
The book of Hebrew says, "I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also. This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain."Heb. 12:26-27 NLT
We hold in our possession right now many things which can be shaken. When we as Christ-followers set a high value on those things it can leave us in unpleasant situations because we’ve built hope in stuff that is totally unstable, like the rolling clouds of a thunderstorm. Solomon says to everything there is a season or, to put it another way, change will come to all things.
Nevertheless, we have certain "unshakable things," that we should focus on because when there is a whole lot of shaking going on in your life you can develop real comfort from the things that cannot be shaken which remain intact. Whatever your losses have been, or may be, your salvation is secure. It is at the foot of the cross of Jesus trusting only in the priceless value of His precious blood that lifts you above the tremors of empty bank accounts, lost relationships, failure and health. They cannot interfere or touch your salvation. God is your Father and you are His child. No change in your circumstances can ever steal that from you. Even if you are stripped bare of everything end up in abject poverty and hit rock bottom, remember, Jesus is your rock at the bottom. Jesus tells us in John 14:27 not to “be troubled or afraid” because he has given us the gift of peace and the world can’t take that peace away.
You have another unshakable blessing, namely, the love of Jesus Christ. In His affectionate nature we find strength and comfort—nothing can touch that. You could go through life without the slightest hiccup and wake up the next morning to discover that every tissue in your body is infested with disease. It will not defeat the one who can sing, “Jesus is all the world to me.”
We are immune from losing the best and richest aspects of our lives.  Whatever troubles come let us show that we are not disheartened by what has happen to us because this poor brief situation will pass. Our citizenship is in Christ’s Kingdom, our hope is above the sky and as calm as the lake on an early summer's morning. Everything you can see, taste, touch, and smell may be a wreck remember it is earthborn, even so rejoice in the God of your salvation when there is a whole lot of shaking going on.

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