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To Shake and to Steady

Psalm 75:3

When the earth and all its inhabitants shake, I am the One who steadies it pillars.

This Psalm depicts God as a judge of the wicked. Anything in this earth that can be shaken will be. When shaking occurs, everything you thought to be security may crumble before you. You may lose your sense of independence or your “blanket” you trusted to make everything okay. After the shaking, however, God is the very One who will steady earth’s pillars to help you get back on your feet and able to walk on level ground again.

Sadly, when someone’s world falls apart, he or she often blames God. To the shaken, it may seem like life is unfair and God is punishing or could have prevented things from happening and did not. Being angry with God, however, is futile. He is the only One who can steady the pillars of our lives and begin to put things back together in proper order. If a shaking has occurred, chances are that something was out of order somewhere, and steps must be redirected in order for us to fulfill our purpose in Him.

Some people are shaken and never recover. Others are shaken and never seem to miss a beat in the rhythm of life. The difference between the two lies in how they respond to the shaking. Turning to God in full submission and allowing Him to redirect our paths will fine tune our purpose, but being a victim and fighting the change will hold us captive and paralyzed. He who shakes us will also steady us.

Have a blessed day!

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