I Will Not Be Shaken

So a mama can get worn and weary and sometimes when the state inspector leaves after a pleasant visit with only a few comments about a few little things that have to do with your crazy little farm…

…a gal could just shut down.

Every few years a mama gets tired.

But sixteen hours curled up and restful after a long and busy summer can bring a few things into perspective.063 (2)

And tired or not, I will not be shaken.

The weight that won’t come off enough or the days that will never run quite smoothly enough or the house that will never be quite clean enough or the calendar that won’t ever be quite easy enough or the peers that will never be quite understanding enough or the friends that will never be quite close enough or the marriage that will never be quite nurtured enough or the Bible that will never be quite read enough…

…it will make me tired as I strive but it won’t kill me and as long as I follow that path where I first put my foot down some twelve years ago…

I will not be shaken.

I may sometimes be misunderstood and I may sometimes be misdirected and I may sometimes be mistreated but God is God in Heaven and when He fell on His face in the garden and He said Okay, I’ll do it and then the next day when He stretched His arms wide, He grabbed me and He grabbed you and He said it will be hard but this is harder and this….this is enough…

He gave us the example sisters on how to do things all our livelong days, right there in red, and because He did…

I will not be shaken.

I will sin and I will beg forgiveness and I will try hard, and even harder tomorrow, and I will trust in Him and I will follow the instinct He gives and the guidance He provides and I will hold tightly to His hand and even when I slip and let go I know He’ll hold me and because He does…

I will not be shaken.

We will be insecure and we will be unsure and we will be doubtful at times but because He’s not…

We will not be shaken.

The big voices of the men up front boom it loud for us Sunday morning and my spirit sings it too even when my mouth can’t…

in the tiredness I’m learning…

…twelve years and I’m still always learning…

…still sometimes new…

…still sometimes unsure…

…still sometimes needing a reminder…a rest…

…but I know.

And I will not be shaken. DSC_0636 (2)

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My soul finds rest in You,  My fortress and my rock, 

My hope for life my hiding place,  My refuge and my God

In You I’ve found my home,  My shelter from the storm, 

And I’ll pour out my heart to You,  And lean upon Your throne

I will put my trust in You,  I will put my hope there, too, 

I will stand upon Your word,  And I will not be shaken

I will let my praises show,  Holding on to what I know, 

Because I know You’re always there,  And I will not be shaken

I will not be shaken

I will not be moved,  I’m leaning on the throne, 

Because You died for me,  And called me to Your own, 

And even when the strongest winds begin to blow

I will stand my ground,  I will not be moved,  I will not be shaken…

 I will not be shaken.

©2002 Nickeldimeus

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