If you live on the East Coast, undoubtedly you felt the earth move under your feet today. Some of you may not have, depending on how far out you were from the epicenter of the quake, but I felt it in Anderson, SC. And I did NOT like it. I wasn't really sure what I was feeling. I was sitting in a chair and suddenly had this swaying sensation. Very slight, but noticeable. I got up and leaned against the counter, thinking maybe I was getting sick or something. The thought entered my mind, "Oh my goodness, I think this is an earthquake." My boss came around the corner and said, "Can you feel that?" YES! I could, and thank God I wasn't crazy.
Next, I am ashamed to say, I somewhat panicked. I knew one of my kids was at school, but the other two were with my mom in the YMCA at swim therapy. I called her and said, "the earth is shaking, get out of the pool!" Not my finest moment. I grabbed my purse, ready to make a mad dash out the back door should the shaking return. This mama was getting to her kiddos. Looking back, I am so irritated with myself. Where was my faith? How could I let Satan get all over me like that? I already battle fear with tornado's, tsunamis, but now earthquakes too? UUGGHHHH!!!
Then, He reminded me, as He always will if we let Him, that He had it all under control. He knew this would happen today. He knew how I would react, but He gave me a verse last week to show me He is right here.
'Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed', says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
I can now say I have heard the voice of God. He knew. He knew me. And He blessed me with this verse and the comfort of knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that He is here. In the midst of the madness, He is here to take my hand and lead me through. Not only me, but my family who trusts in Him also.
So, while I am not a big fan of the earth shakin' stuff, I can rest and know that His unfailing love for me will NOT be shaken. He will remain compassionate to me in all things. Rest...peace...be still and know He is my God.