I Shall Not Be Moved

by Gale Alvarez on May 06, 2024

I'm trusting God for so many things right now. I'm trusting God for so many people. If I tell you how many people I know who have lost their lives to this virus, it's heart-wrenching. But in the end, I understand that as long as there is breath, there is hope. And so, I hoped, and I fought, and I prayed with them and for them. And when it was over, I just had to release everything and say, okay God, I don't understand it all, but you have the last word. All I could do to console myself was to realize that they were in a better place. Whether we're here or we go on to heaven, it's a win-win. If we're here, God is with us, and if we're there, we're in His wonderful presence. But there are still so many people who are struggling. there are so many people who are warring every day, fighting for life. This breaks my heart, and yet, I can't allow these times to shake my faith in our God. I must stay in trust. There's no other way. I believe with every fiber of my being that hope does not disappoint. I often quote this Scripture because it lifts my spirit to know that God will never let us down. 

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:5

When I think about not being moved from trusting God, I remember a hymn, I Shall Not Be Moved first written by the hymn writer Alfred Ackley. This song influenced others to use that lyric to pen other songs with the same message, I shall Not Be Moved. This theme was likely influenced by a psalm of David, Psalm 16:8 (KJV) "I have set right hand, I shall not be moved." When I meditate on this Psalm, I sense the powerful trust the Psalmist had in God to be able to say, "I shall not be moved." That gives me assurance that no matter what happens, when I set the Lord before myself, shall move me. When we trust God like this, our trust becomes a bond with God that cannot be broken. Therefore, I will trust God. 

David also writes a similar message in Psalm 62:6 (NKJV), "He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved." In this Psalm, I shall not be moved." In this Psalm, I can see that in addition to not being moved, the verse shows that there was no other option for David; there was no hope in natural outcomes-his trust was completely, fully, only in God, the rock of his salvation. That's the kind of trust I desire to look up to. Lord, you are my only option; you are the One I trust in these times. I trust only in you. Another promise I go to with this similar message is from Psalm 55:22 (ESV): "Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved." Saints, we have promises; believe the promises, trust God, and experience the hand of God in your situation. Oh, yes, this Covid thing is a big burden for all of us, but thankfully, we have a place to cast this burden; cast this burden upon the Lord, and the Scripture promises, the Lord will sustain us, and God Himself will not permit us to be moved. Therefore, I will not be moved; I will trust in God.


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