Firmly Planted

Recently, 90-mile-an-hour winds ripped through the San Gabriel Valley overnight wreaking havoc and triggering a state of emergency. Trees fell, power lines snapped and fires broke out. Driving though our normally quiet streets the next day, the devastation was was hard to believe.

These wind storms are so rare, we don’t think about them, but when they suddenly hit, they can turn our lives upside down.

Firmly Planted
Sometimes, in the same way, trials in life can hit so hard and unexpectedly, we can be knocked from our moorings and feel completely uprooted.  Yet, God wants us to be so grounded and secure in him, that we will stand firm through any storm. This seems impossible, at first, but over time, we learn what it means to be “firmly planted.”

Find Your Center of Gravity
When a professional football player wants to keep his feet on the ground and maintain his balance even in the face of a charging linebacker, he bends his knees, finds a low center of gravity and stands firm.  In this position, it is very hard to knock him down. This strategy also applies to our lives, as well, if we know where
to find our spiritual center of gravity.

Staying Close to Jesus
Today, where do you find your strength in a time of need?  When trials come, where do you run?  If it’s anywhere but God, these resources will fail you.  This is why developing
a close walk with Jesus is essential.  He is an unlimited source of courage, wisdom, comfort, endurance, provision, grace, and victory.

Precious In His Sight
I pray this day, if you do not know Jesus that you would run to Him that He might rescue you from your fears and trials.  If you are His, and under siege, remember that you are precious in His sight, that He died so you could live, that you can call on Him and be rescued, so you may be encouraged, stand firm and overcome.

The Scriptures say “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.” (Psalm 46-1
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him and I am helped.” (Psalm 28:6-7)
“Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heat of the sea; thought its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”  (Psalm 46:2-3)

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