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Weekly Devotional: Stand Firm


By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8)

They say the only constant in life is change itself. We know with certainty that things are susceptible to change at any time and this can be very unsettling for many people.

We want a plan. We want to know exactly when things will happen and why. We want consistency and a firm place to stand. In a world where life moves a mile a minute, we rarely get a break from the change. Whether it is changes within friend groups, families or the world, it seems that nothing stays the same forever.

It is easy to feel scared or anxious as you begin to make your way in the “real world” because of this constant change and uncertain circumstances. That is what makes this Psalm so encouraging. It is amazing to know that the real constant in life is the love and power of God. He has never changed in the past and He will never change in the future. God will always love us and God is always good.

When we keep God in our focus, we do not need to worry about the shifting sands of life. Things around us can be constantly breaking, sinking and moving, but God promises that if we keep our eyes on Him, we “will not be shaken.”

We need God. In Him, we have consistency and a firm foundation. This foundation is how we find peace in the midst of chaos. This peace that we can have is a true testament to the power of God. People today rarely have peace, making our God-given peace stand out all the more, ultimately bringing glory to Him.

So, when you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about the ever-changing world, turn your eyes to the never-changing God. You will not be shaken. You will be able to stand firm.

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