We have all at some time in our lives been moved. Maybe it was an emotional move where you became very happy, maybe sad, or extremely angry. Maybe it was a physical move where you had to relocate and move into a new house, county, city, or state. These “moves” are not always pleasant. They sometimes are stressful and even unwanted in our lives.
There is another move I see taking place today and that is a spiritual move. Unfortunately, it is not a move towards God but rather away from Him. In Psalm 16:8 the psalmist David said, “I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” In this psalm, David is seeking help from God. In the midst of his troubles he makes a strong declaration, “I shall not be moved.”
We all have difficulties, trials, troubles, and hard times. Do you allow these situations in your life to “move” you away from God? It has always amazed me when a trial comes in a believer’s life the first thing they do is to lay out of church. Why? It is during trials we should be getting closer to God and God’s people. We can receive help and hope from God and encouragement from His people in His house.
Oppositions have a way of moving people also. The Lord made it clear, we will suffer if we follow Him. We may have family to oppose us, friends who will forsake us, and even like-minded believers may not understand and break fellowship with us, but thank the Lord, He will never leave nor forsake us. If people forsake you, don’t forsake the Lord. In these last days people “will have a form of godliness, but deny the power thereof: from such turn away,” 2 Timothy 3:5.
When it seems as if the ones you are close to are like ships tossed to and fro on the open sea, remember we have an anchor and we don’t have to be moved by the sea of life. Stay close to Jesus. Hold fast to the truth of His word. March forward holding up the old bloodstained banner and the blessed hope, and when storms, oppositions, and difficulties come, let us be like the psalmist David proclaimed, “I shall not be moved.”
Join us at Victory Baptist Church on Sundays at 11:00 or tune in to WBCU 103.5 FM Sundays at noon for the Shining Light Broadcast. I preach a 15-minute message that I pray will be a blessing to those who listen. If you have a prayer concern, comment, or question, please write to: Voice of Victory, Attn: David Burrell, PO Box 1221, Pacolet, SC 29372, message me on Facebook, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.