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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

He remains

all of us go through times in life when the walls quake around us and the earth seems to move violently under our feet.  many times, the things that we thought were solid and reliable suddenly change and begin to slide away. our lives get shaken up now and then and the pressure of the shake can truly feel as if we were a bottled soda that has been tossed around several times right before it explodes.

sometimes, i wonder why things happen the way that they do.  why do we go through such rigorous and often painful upheavals in our lives? why is it that our worlds have to be so rocked? i am not sure of the answers to these questions. but, i know that so many times after the shaking stops, life is completely altered from the way it was before.  we try to get things back to what we have been used to. we look for misplaced and broken items and attempt to put them back where they once were, only to realize that not everything has survived the quake.  many relationships can't handle difficult circumstances, and they disappear at the first sign of trouble.  some material items are not hardy enough to withstand the shocks of life and they too are lost forever. there are also jobs and activities that lose their meaning when mixed in with a significant set of circumstances and new avenues must be discovered to continue to go forward in life. 

when we go through turbulent seasons that jostle everything loose in our lives, what will remain intact is what was of real value and founded on truth in the first place. many times, there is not much left after the quake. but, when everything is shaken and life has seemingly been turned upside down, when people have disappointed and left you, when material possessions that have been treasured are gone, when the life style that you were living has been turned inside out, and when it looks as if there is just nothing that has survived, there is one thing that we can be sure of, something that once it becomes concrete in our understanding, we are no longer the same people ever again.  it is this: when all of the dust settles and the real value is salvaged, we will always know that ....................................

He remains!!!!

"all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things remain." (hebrews 12:27)


21 comments:

Lisa said...

"...once it becomes concrete in our understanding, we are no longer the same people ever again" AMEN! I love that and this post. God is always SO good.

blueviolet said...

It's such a blessing having that rock!

Tara said...

What a comfort in knowing that everything else may be destroyed yet he never will be and is always standing right by our sides on the mountains and in the valleys.

Andrea said...

AMEN, sweet friend. May you bask in HIS presence, today.
Hugs,
andrea

myletterstoemily said...

such a great and timely word for me.

thank you.

Heart2Heart said...

Christy,

Love this post. It shows the fraility even in Christian lives that even though we have our salvation in Christ, we are not immune to the trials and sufferings we still have to endure. That is why it is so critical to put on the full armor of God including love and rise above and keep our eyes focused on Him.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Mich said...

Amen, friend. Amen.

Happy Wednesday.

by the way, I love the song you chose today for your blog.

Linda said...

Hi Christy,
So timely for me too!!I posted on similar in my Days Touched By Grace blog!!
These trials keep coming and we are not immmune as the Lord brings us closer to Him.He helps us to grow and shows us He is all we need!!Beside us always whether in the valley or on the mountain top!!
Beautiful post!!
Blessings.

Anything Fits A Naked Man said...

You know, Christ Rose, so many times after reading your blog, the only comment I can think to write is this: AMEN!!!

Thanks!

Loren said...

Amen! He is our Refuge and our Strength and at times it is HIM that is shaking us but I know it is always what is best...on the other side if we allow it, there is more of HIM in us!

bless you my friend

RaD said...

Amen!

Valerie said...

So very true.

I often wonder about those who do not have Christ in their lives...how do they weather the storms?

He & Me + 3 said...

Christy,

That is so true and I am sooooooooo thankful for that! I don't think I could go on without Him...nor would I want to try.
Hugs,
MImi

Karen said...

Amen...praise the Lord....

Five Moms & A Blog said...

Amen! He cannot be shaken and as you said, only the things that are truly valuable remain. Awesome post!

~ Nan

Mom of Many said...

YES! What would we do without our unmovable, unshakable ROCK?!!

Deborah Ann said...

Anything that can be shaken will be shaken. I'm picturing a salt shaker. You know how sometimes the grains of salt stick together and form a lump, and it becomes too big to be shaken out of the tiny holes? Sometimes a good shake will break up the lump, but if it gets too big, it has to be removed and most likely tossed.

May God continue to shake us while there is still hope we can fit through the hole!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My world's been shaking a bit... so thankful for God's kingdom that cannot be shaken. I pray that when it's all over, that which remains is a good offering to the King.

Have a great weekend.

peace~elaine

Tea With Tiffany said...

He remains. That alone is worth a shout out and amen!! Thanks.

bluecottonmemory said...

Shaking right now - but not as badly as when you wroe this - but still shaking! God is the only solid thing to hold on to! He remains - and that's how I want it!

Connie Witter said...

I love this post! Jesus is the only One we can fully trust. How do people make it without Him?