Words from the Heart for Thursday May 30th, 2019
I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16:8 (NIV)
I Will Not Be Shaken
The 1949 Queen Charlotte Islands earthquake struck the sparsely populated Queen Charlotte Islands and the Pacific Northwest coast at 8:01 p.m. PDT on August 21, 1949. The shock had a surface wave magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter Scale. This earthquake, larger than the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, is Canada’s largest earthquake recorded by seismometers. However, the greatest earthquake in Canadian history was the 1700 Cascadia earthquake, a megathrust earthquake that occurred along the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to southwestern British Columbia, which reached magnitude 9.
There are many things in this world that can shake our lives, and our faith. As you know, life isn’t always easy. Illness hits, financial challenges face us, family crises come. Those we love or respect the most let us down. There are many whose faith falters at times like that. Not King David. It wasn’t that his life was easy. His own children tried to take his crown. He had to face Nathan when he had sinned with Bathsheba and Uriah. There was much in his life that could have shaken his faith. But nothing did. He writes in Psalm 16:8: “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing the Lord’s praise, for he has been good to me.” David knew that no matter what, he could trust in God’s love. God had been faithful in the past and God’s love assures David that this will always be the same. So it is with us. God hasn’t changed a bit since David – He remains to this day the God of unfailing love. God has been good to you in the past and continues to today.
These have been words from the heart.