A Meditation on Psalm 112 – Part 4
“Surely he will never be shaken; the righteous will be in everlasting remembrance. He will not be afraid of evil tidings; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD. His heart is established; he will not be afraid, until he sees his desire upon his enemies.” Psalm 112:6-8
Being shaken is no fun. When you’ve been physically shaken by an earthquake you never forget it. When the ground you took for granted starts to move under your feet it can be pretty scary. Being shaken up in a car accident or being tossed about in turbulence on a plane can unnerve even the most hardened among us.
Beyond all of these there is a shaking from within, that issues from the deepest part of our souls, a fearful alarm that can cause every nerve in the body to misfire or fire erratically.
Yet, all of them are calmed by the assurance of trust and faith in the promise of God’s presence and peace in the midst of the shaking moment. Troubles, tests, trials, hard times may come but they will not be the end of the story for us and they will not be able to shake us out of our place of peace in and with God.
Someone might say, “You have no reason to be afraid.” Well, maybe you do. When bad things happen, when bad news comes suddenly, we can be temporarily shaken. The better affirmation is this. “You have an even greater reason to be at peace in the midst of the reason to be afraid.
"Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ " Isaiah 41:10
Enemies come and enemies go, trials and tests come and trials and tests go, troubles come and troubles go but the Word of God stands forever. And we who trust in that Word will with that Word stand through it all. The wind and the waves still know His name and they still respond to His command…Peace! Be still!
“Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior.” Titus 1:4
Peace and blessing in abundance be on you and your household.