I don't know about you, but these last several weeks have been a time of trial, testing and shaking the very ground/foundation that I stand on. I have peace that God is in control of every situation and holds every circumstance in the palm of His hand. He uses every situation for His good and for His glory. So, my friends, my mantra still stands - with every problem, God gives us a promise and a provision. Are you being shaken? If so, let me give you a little encouragement…
Consider for a few moments your own customized shakings that have required a personal response or brought about a life change; some that have actually helped shape you into the person you are today. Certainly some deal with more severe, extended, or frequent types of "shakings" than others.
The entire chapter of Psalm 107 describes the shakings that took place while the Jews were exiled in Babylon. The ultimate reason for these shakings was to guide these people to God so they could recognize their blessings were from Him. When we keep the eternal perspective in the midst of our difficulties we will be quick to recognize the Lord's blessings and breathe a sigh that we have a faithful God who cares very deeply for our individual process…without looking too deeply into the earthly reasoning behind it.
Shakings are an inevitable part of our journey, so we might as well get used to it and learn to deal with it. Here is a promise we can depend on - We are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken. We can find peace about our unpredictable future here on earth by purposefully focusing our attention on our promised future in heaven where our citizenship (adopted by Daddy) lies in a "kingdom that cannot be shaken."
Our journey through this life is but a transition to the future Kingdom God has prepared for us. I am convinced that very early in eternity we will recognize how brief our earthly journey really was, although since at this time earthly is all we know, it seems long and wholly significant!
That said, I want to encourage you all today to get the utmost out of your "shakings". I believe that these times of transition are relative to the final outcome of our individual identities. I wish to be all that God wants me to be. I pray that Daddy hold's you during your times of shaking, but uses this time to bring you into the fullness of who you are.