September 10 Things Not Shaken

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:25–29

Key Verse: John 14:8

Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”

The Titanic was deemed unsinkable, invincible. Yet today it lies at the bottom of the ocean. Its tragic demise is a reminder that no matter how invincible we perceive things to be, nothing on this earth is beyond destruction. Only God and His Word are indestructible.

Jesus told His disciples that He would not leave them as orphans (John 14:18). However, after His arrest they began to doubt His Word to them. By the time He was crucified, their doubts had turned to fear. When Jesus was alive, it was easy to believe that He was the Messiah. However, two days after His death, with their prayers seemingly unanswered, they began to doubt, and their faith sank.

We do the same thing. We place our faith in Christ and then, through a turn of events or sorrows, we find ourselves crying out to God. We also doubt His promises to us and wonder why He allows adversity to touch our hearts. But be assured—even when we feel shaken, God is not. He is our firm, immovable anchor of hope.

Have you placed your faith in something that is unshakable? Or have you given your hopes and dreams to something that will sink whenever the slightest adversity strikes? Only God is unshakable. When your heart is anchored to His, no storm or adversity can harm you.

Lord, when doubt smolders, do not let me fan it into flames of fear. I choose to believe in the indestructible nature of Your person and Your word.[1]

[1] Stanley, C. F. (2006). Pathways to his presence (p. 265). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

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