Barefoot Devotions

Shaken for Shifted

Have you ever found yourself standing on the unsteady and shaky ground that life seems to have placed you on?

I have.

It’s unstable, uncomfortable, and feels like you’re on the verge of drowning in a festering pool of anxiety, fear, and panic.  

I heard the Spirit whisper, “Do you not trust me with your life?”

My response was an immediate, “Of course, God… I mean I want to, but I have…”


At this point, I knew it was time to sit in the presence of God to let Him have His way with my heart in full surrender. As I began looking for a passage to read, my bible fell open to Psalm 136.

Psalm 136 repeats give thanks to the LORD for His steadfast love endures forever.

His steadfast love endures forever.

The Psalm leads us through His steadfastness as we are reminded of creation.   He spread the earth out over the water.

The moon and stars give us light in the dark. 

Though our enemies surround us, His hand is strong, and His arm is outstretched for us to hold on to. 

He leads us through the wilderness and out of our Egypt, through the midst of it, His love endures forever.

His ways are steady and unchanging.  

All of creation has been in place since the beginning. Through the history of creation and mankind, we can see His steadfast love.  We have a tangible expression of how steady God is.  He parted the Red Sea, He made away even when there shouldn’t have been a way.

We have confidence and trust that His steadfast love endures forever.  We are never without the steadfastness love of God.  It may feel like we are being shaken by the unpleasant and shaky circumstances. Shifting doesn’t come without a shaking.

Perhaps your unanswered prayers are shifting into answered prayers.  

With all of my encouragement,

Hannah B.

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