I listened as a loved one told me about someone we care deeply for who was having an emotional struggle that led to destructive behavior.
The news shook me up at first as I battled fear about what might happen next.
How could this be?
Then the Lord whispered to my soul, Didn’t you pray, “Do whatever it takes to draw this loved one to God?”
After talking for a little while about the situation with this person on the phone, I realized God had answered my prayer.
“She will be going to counseling and back to church,” I was told.
Hadn’t I prayed for those two things as well?
Even though my heart broke over the way this individual had chosen to deal with emotional pain, and I struggled with how I could have been more encouraging, peace began to invade my turmoil.
I realized this was no surprise to God.
I marveled that it had only been a few days since I had prayed my “Do whatever it takes” prayer. Soon I found myself celebrating that God had indeed answered my prayer and brought to light through destructive behavior how much this precious soul was hurting inside. She would be receiving godly help for the issue. God was drawing her back to Himself.
The next morning as I started the car to drive to work, I felt tempted to worry again about what would happen next. Then I called out to the Lord, “Please let a song come on the radio that will build me up and help me to deal with my own emotions in regard to all of this.”
The song that came on was, “We won’t be shaken” by Building 429.
What a perfect song. I listened to it later on Youtube, and these two verses appeared on the screen at the end:
“Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken” (Psalm 62:1-2 NIV).
That is my goal for the future—to never be shaken. I can accomplish that by finding rest in God and remembering that my salvation comes from Him, and that He is my rock, my salvation, and my fortress.
I’m still excited about the good God will bring from what the enemy wants to use to drag me and others into fear and dread.
What I have to say to him is, “God is good, and He can be trusted. Just wait and see what our God will do.”
Do you have a situation in life which tempts you to be overwhelmed with anxiety? Bring it to the Lord and ask Him to comfort you with a song and with His Word.
I pray you will take the time to listen to this song and pass it along to someone else facing a trial.
“We Won’t Be Shaken” by Building 429