‘Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, – though its waters roar and be troubled, Though the mountains shake with its swelling’ Psalm 46:2-3
Things change, and that alone can introduce fear into your life. This Psalm talks about the movement and changing of three things. 1) The earth -the ground beneath your feet. What are your foundations in life, what are the things that your life is built on? There may be times when these things slip and slide away beneath your feet, and the result is very disconcerting. 2) The mountains – Psalm 125 describes how the mountains surround Jerusalem. What are the reference points in your life; your goal posts or the security that you surround yourself with? At times when these move, it can be easy to lose direction and become unsettled. 3) The waters – finally, there is the roaring of the waters. This speaks of the ebb and flow of life. There is a difference, however, between the tide and the waves. William Booth wrote to a discouraged daughter working for Yehovah, ‘Look not at the rising and falling of the waves, ask yourself – is the tide coming in.’ All these things can introduce fear into your life, but you have to look through the veil into the courts of heaven. Is heaven swamped? Is the Almighty, seeing all the stress and pain of earth, on the edge of a breakdown? Hardly! Ask Yehovah to give you His perspective in times of change. Remember Yeshua’ parable about the man who built his house on the rock? When the storms came, and the waters rose, his house stood firm, because he had built on the one solid thing in this life – Yeshua Himself. Check the foundations of your house; make sure you have built on the Rock alone.