Though the Earth Moves under My Feet, I will be still

Though the earth be moved and the mountains be carried into the sea

God the Refuge of His People and Conqueror of the Nations

46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear,
Even though the earth be removed,
And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;
Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling. Selah

There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God,
The holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High.
God is in the midst of her, she shall not be [d]moved;
God shall help her, just at the break of dawn.
The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved;
He uttered His voice, the earth melted.

The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

Come, behold the works of the Lord,
Who has made desolations in the earth.
He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two;
He burns the chariot in the fire.

10 Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!

11 The Lord of hosts is with us;
The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah

I have a big house that I rent out. A former renter destroyed the value beyond what can be recouped. He has no money so cannot be sued for what we lost. Without going into all details, we have done all we can. For two years the home has been on the market but we just cannot sell it or rent it for what we owe the bank.

We need to give it back. Oh how hard this is. Everything in me wants to retain the right to be angry. Everything in me wants to retain the right to be a victim to his recklessness at our expense.

And yet, I wrote yesterday I have no need for excess and I lay it at His feet. I meant that yesterday, but today, the potential buyer appears to legally have backed out of the contract as it was in contingency. Today, it is obvious this home must go back to the bank.

How hard this is.

Last night I watched a video of massive peat spillage and earth moving. The link is provided above. How frightening it seemed. Imagine the earth moving under your feet, being swept out to sea and there was nothing you could do to stop it?

Then today, June 16, I opened to Psalm 46 – and lay hold of the scripture “Though the mountains be carried into the sea, Though its waters roar and be troubled,
Though the mountains shake with its swelling.”

“God is our very present help in times of trouble.”

He overwhelmed me all week with His goodness until I could not stand. His kindness and mercy.

His love went before me so that His LOVE was still so fresh in my mind when I get the news that our house must go back to the bank.

Only a few days ago, I was reading Psalm 41:11
By this I know that You are well pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.

Was I a victim? Was I wronged? Did the enemy triumph over us when the former renter destroyed our home?

Or is the Lord’s way higher than mine? Did He give it to me? Then can He take it? He can do anything He wants – and often He replaces what is a burden or has served its purposes.

All I have I was given to me
All I have I never owned
All I have was never mine
It was merely a tool – it was merely loaned

If all we have we claim He gave
Then all we have can be released
Back into His hands to do as He wills
Without blinking an eye – without hope decreased

Did my enemy triumph?
Did he rob? Did he steal?
Was his head bruised when he bruised Christ’s heel?
He claims he won and can be believed
If we hold tight our possessions
We will be deceived

I will be still and Know He is God
I will be still and know He’s the Lord
I will be still and release back to Him
All that was His and not mine to afford






Published by darlenerose

Master Herbalist, Health & Wellness Consultant, Author and lover of my Creator.

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