Built to last

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Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:6

Receiving an unexpected prognosis or bad news can be very unsettling. Suddenly all sense of normalcy goes out the window, plans are put on hold, and life becomes about managing one day at a time. This can happen for all sorts of reasons, and we can have feelings of disorientation, confusion, and uncertainty. These experiences are a normal part of dealing with a crisis.

Have you ever felt like a leaning fence on a stormy and windy night? David sure did. In Psalm 62:3 he says that he is like “a leaning wall, a tottering fence.” David was weak and vulnerable. And like great gusts of wind on a stormy night, his enemies sought to take advantage of his weakness. They had a plan to topple him. They were going to use force to push him over.

It was in the midst of these all, that he reaffirms his rest and hope are in God. Friends, we don’t have to cover up our feelings when we are going through tough times; we can be honest about feeling like a tottering fence and yet somehow not be shaken. It is this kind of being vulnerable and pouring out our hearts to God that opens us up to receive the rock-solid foundation that God’s loving character provides. We may not be able to control what happens in our lives, but we always have the assurance that we are built to last. No matter what happens, even if we feel as if we could be toppled, we will not be shaken.

I Declare: Lord, you alone are my rock and fortress. My life is anchored on you therefore I will not be shaken.

Ignite Thought: Jesus is a fence around those that travel along with Him.

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