Epicenter - Apple Of His Eye

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken…”(Hebrews 12:28 ESV)

“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Cor. 1:9 NIV)

Today’s Reading
A small community close to my heart has been pounded with wave after wave of intense grief, seemingly the epicenter of loss. When I voiced this to a friend, I immediately realized the lie melting into my perspective. It is true that waves of loss or perpetual disappointments can make us feel as though we are glued flat to the center of a bull’s eye; however, that’s not the truth. The truth is that Jesus Christ alone is the epicenter of all life, even in the midst of an ocean of grief and transition. He is the giver of life. For those who call out to Him, He will calm the waves. He will have the final word. Jesus is Savior and King over every season and every form of transition and change.

Hebrews 12:28 says, “Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken…” Remember, Jesus has something magnificent in store for those who receive Him, and it is permanent. There will be no more devastating surprises, no more shattering, no more aftershocks. Although we look forward to receiving the fullness of His kingdom to come, what we have already received through faith in Jesus is also permanent. The promises of God are yes and amen for us in Christ (2 Cor. 1:20). They are firm, stable, and unmovable. The LORD’s presence, guidance, provision, protection, wisdom, comfort, and healing; all of His plans for you are unmovable even when our souls have been turned inside out. God is faithful to what He has promised. He has incredible goodness in store for you as you trust in His Kingship over your life.

Reflect
In what ways has the Lord been faithful to you? Record your experiences.

What thoughts come to mind when you consider the loving nearness and goodness of God? Do they align with biblical truth?

Search for a verse that speaks to the compassion of God. Write it on several sticky notes and place them where you’ll read the verse throughout the day. Remind yourself of His past faithfulness and generous compassion toward you.

Prayer
Father God, thank You for Your sovereignty over my life. Your truth is healing to my soul. I am so grateful. Help me to whole-heartedly lean into You to find peace and wholeness. I trust You. Thank You for Your unmovable presence and power in my life. In the unshakable name of Jesus Christ I pray, Amen.