I try not to make a habit to taking verses of Scripture out of context, but my life has felt out of context, rather shaken. A few days ago an expert in leak detection came to find exactly which water pipe was causing the third level of the house to flood. The next day the plumber came with his jackhammer to gain access to the pipe near the foundation of the house. Random thoughts started going through my head.

Oh really…what is my sidewalk going to look like when he is done? Oh my…I hope the whole house doesn’t shake while he is using that thing. About to be literally shaken, I took these words from Psalm 104:5 and prayerfully applied them to my heart:

You set the earth on its foundation so that it shall never be shaken.

And my soul chimed in and begin to sing the words: Whoa I’ll never be shaken…Whoa I’ll never be shaken! Are the words of this praise song familiar to you?

Never Be Shaken
Jared Anderson

You oh Lord You keep my lamp burning
You have turned my darkness to light
Set my feet high on this mountain
And put my enemies to flight

So I will praise You as long as I live
Oh I I will praise You again and again

And when I walk through the valley I will not fear
For You are my strength and my shield
And when everything around me is overtaken
I know I will never be shaken
Whoa I’ll never be shaken
Whoa I’ll never be shaken

2009 Integrity Worship Music/ASCAP and Don Quixote Publishing
(adm by Integrity Worship Music)/ASCAP

I have concluded praising God is appropriate for any context, especially when feeling shaken! Is God inviting you to praise him in your current context?

2 thoughts on “Context

  1. Ben says:

    Relax, I’m your handyman and God’s got it under control…

  2. sharon meyer says:

    Sometimes we need shaking up to release the stopped up stuff and allow God to do work on us!!

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