Scripture for Today: Psalm 16:8-9 “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure.”
That shaking of the hands can be scary. Some folks find that with age they can no longer write legibly, tie shoelaces, shave or put on make-up without shaking. These “essential tremors” can sometimes affect the voice box or the head. I remember my Grandmother shaking her head yes and no without it meaning anything. Thankfully, these kinds of tremors do not signal the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Although it is not dangerous, it must be frustrating to live with this condition.
Today’s verse talks about a faith that cannot be shaken. David affirms that it is the Lord who gives him security (verse 5). He acknowledges that with the Lord close at His right hand, he can rest secure. The right side of a man is the side where God assists in battle. He is there to do battle for us (Psalm 109:31) and to be our strength! David’s faith cannot be shaken as long as he keeps his eyes always on the Lord.
Whether tremors are in my future or not, I know that my body will eventually weaken with age. But physical weakness does not mean that my faith needs to follow suit! My circumstances may be anything but stable, but I can still rest secure, knowing that He is in control and His control is always good! My confidence In Him means I can be glad, regardless of what is rocking my world! Because of Him I will not be shaken!
Thank you Lord, for Your constant presence at my right hand!