Hands outstretched, with proud declaration, in one accord, the words pour forth from the congregation at church.
Its melody blares through our home as we stop to join in its proclamation. 
Our television plays the live worship as we pause to engage our hearts in the beauty.

We trust in our God
And through His unfailing love,
We will not be shaken.
We will not be shaken.
We will not be shaken.

WHAT BATTLES ARE YOU FACING?  WHAT ARMY HAS RISEN AGAINST YOUR FAITH?

Thought the battle rages, we will stand the fight
Thought the armies rise against us on all side
We will not be shaken
For in the hour of our darkest day
We will not tremble we won’t be afraid
Hope is rising like the light of dawn.
Our God is for us, He has overcome!

When I sing this, most of the time I picture a great battle. One that has the power to shake our faith, to question His mighty and wonderful goodness. But today, I heard the Lord whisper something different.

All those against Him will fall
for our God is Stronger!
He can do all things!
No higher name we can call
For Jesus is greater
We can do all things!

God is stronger than the relationships you are struggling to keep, the hurt and abandonment you feel. Jesus is greater than the words spoken, or not spoken, that rip your heart out. He is greater than the pettiness of others, greater than the loss you feel, greater than the isolation, the un-forgiveness, and the pit you’re climbing out of.  

We will not be shaken

Is this true in your life?  Are you shaken by others? Are you shaken by the news? are you shaken by loneliness?  Are you shaken when others despise your Faith in Jesus?  When the Lord whispered to me this morning, He told me I was being shaken by small things. My resolve to be unshaken if ever asked to deny my sweet Jesus is set. My face is like flint. But I am being shaken in the small. I am letting PEOPLE, RELATIONSHIPS shake me.  They wreak havoc on my emotions and then I SIN, allowing my mind to run the show and not punishing every thought to the obedience of Christ! I am shaken.

What enemy has risen against you that is shaking your walk? What darkness is leaving you in fear? Fear to confront, fear to invest, fear of being rejected…paralyzing your faith and robbing you of commUNITY with others. What shakes you?

It’s subtle. It’s how the enemy works. He knows it’s too hard to get Jesus Followers to deny Him…But oh, the stumbling blocks that ensnare us and cripple our freedom and our purpose. 

All those against Him will fall
for our God is Stronger!
He can do all things!

No higher name we can call
for Jesus is greater
We can do all things!

Jesus IS greater!  We CAN be unshaken in all our ways.  
We first have to recognize the small tremors and see them for what they are.

We will not be shaken.

We will not be shaken.

We will not be shaken.

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