I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.
It’s important to notice the predicate in the first sentence is know and not feel. God wants me to be confident of the facts not rely on my feelings. Feelings lie; fact’s don’t.
In Psalm 46:10 God says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
When we see God exalted among the nations it will prove what we have known all along to be true is true. Jesus admits, in John 13:19, “I tell you this beforehand, so that when it happens you will believe that I Am the Messiah.”
And in Deuteronomy 7:7-11 God gives us some more incredible facts:
“The Lord did not set his heart on you and choose you because you were more numerous than other nations, for you were the smallest of all nations! Rather, it was simply that the Lord loves you, and he was keeping the oath he had sworn to your ancestors. That is why the Lord rescued you with such a strong hand from your slavery and from the oppressive hand of Pharaoh, king of Egypt. Understand, therefore, that the Lord your God is indeed God. He is the faithful God who keeps his covenant for a thousand generations and lavishes his unfailing love on those who love him and obey his commands. But he does not hesitate to punish and destroy those who reject him. Therefore, you must obey all these commands, decrees, and regulations I am giving you today.”
- He loves the people who belong to him.
- He rescues those who trust in him.
- He is faithful and keeps his promises.
- He punishes those who reject him.
- He wants his people to obey him.
- He is God.
These facts about God are true. I know with certainty that God is always with me regardless of how I feel or society’s opinions simply because he says so.Therefore, isn’t it logical to conclude that the rest of Psalm 16:8 to be as equally true? I don’t need to be shaken for any reason, for he is right beside me. He has told me so beforehand, and one day, everyone will know it too.
Philippians 2:10-11 agrees:
When the name of Jesus is spoken, everyone in heaven and on earth and under the earth will bow down before Him. And every tongue will say Jesus Christ is Lord. Everyone will give honor to God the Father.
And that’s a fact.
Thank you that the truth about you is true no matter who agrees and no matter if I feel it or not. You love me, you help me, you are faithful to me, you keep your promises. YOU are God! I love you and thank you and ask you to help me believe and remember these facts so that I will not be shaken. Thank you for always being with me. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
The following is Karlee & Me
Singing Psalm 13 by Rob Murphy