Memory Monday – Week 99
I love the song, We Won’t Be Shaken, by building 429 and Psalm 16:8 reminds me of it – “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
In this passage David made a decision to fix His eyes on the Lord and pursue Him. The text says his eyes were ‘always’ on the Lord. Not sometimes or every once in awhile – but His eyes were always looking toward God. We have to make the effort to do the same. We can’t expect God to reveal Himself to us if we aren’t looking towards Him.
When we fix our eyes on Christ, who is always close to us and always available, we will never be shaken. Will we face trials? Yes. But, if our eyes are fixed on Jesus it won’t rattle us. Instead of viewing God through our circumstances, we need to view our circumstances through God’s perspective. That way, no matter what trials come, we won’t crumble. If our foundation is built on Him and His word, then nothing will be too strong to shake us.
We are able to experience God’s wrap-around presence every moment of the day. He’s always at our right hand. Make God your focus. Make Him your priority. The reward if you do? No matter what you face – when Jesus is on your side – you will not be shaken.