If we were sitting knee to knee or through a screen with our favorite beverages in hand, how many cups do you think we would consume as we shared all the stresses and messes that have impacted our lives since the pandemic?
Can I keep it real? I may need to measure my coffee intake by pots instead of cups!
Friend, my sense is almost every part of our life has been turned upside down in some way. Most of us don’t even get groceries in the same way anymore! However, notice I shared “almost every part” has been impacted, but not everything. Because the Bible is clear about one thing that cannot be shaken—no matter the circumstances, challenges, COVID-19, or a chaotic culture. God’s Kingdom is unshakeable, always.
I love the powerful promise found in Hebrews 12:28:
Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.
We are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken! This is the capital “T” Truth that provides strength and stability to us on even our hardest and most confusing of days. Since God’s promises are unbreakable, our stand can be unshakeable. And we’ve been called to live as ambassadors of an Unshakeable Kingdom while living in the midst of a shakeable world.
Sister, the shakes and quakes will come. It’s clear. God doesn’t promise that they won’t. In fact, He says the opposite. Seasons of shaking should not be surprising.
Now please know I’m not trying to minimize the impact of the shaking. I think we’re all ready for a breather, but I am saying, based on the authority of God’s Word, we don’t need to be fearful or without hope. We can worship Him with joy. Because in Christ, our foundation is secure. We are part of God’s Unshakeable Kingdom.
As we reflect on the 2020 pandemic and look forward with big questions about 2021, it may not look like what any of us would have planned. But since God’s promises are unbreakable, our stand can be unshakeable. Though we are isolated, He promises that nothing can separate us from Him. In the challenges, He gives courage and confidence that He is enough and we are loved.
Friend, is there a fear that has left you stuck instead of standing on truth? In what area of your life do you feel more shaky than secure?
May God give you eyes of faith to see Him, even in –– especially in –– the shakes and quakes of this shakeable world.
Friend, you are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be shaken. Be thankful, and worship your Unshakeable, Awesome God with reverence and awe.
You are loved!
P.S. Need a fresh infusion of faith in the hard season? Join us for Red Hot Faith ’21 online beginning this March 8, 2021. All women are welcome. Details here.