The mountains may move, but God’s Kingdom never will – 3/19/20

Kristen Crew

Psalm 46:5 – God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when the morning dawns.

 

This verse is full of hope for us today, so let’s dive right in with a closer look at what God has prepared for us here. 

 

God is in the midst of herGod has always dwelt with His people. This phrase specifically translates as “in the most inward parts” in the original language. In this verse, “her” refers to the city of God- a specific people then, and all of us now in Christ through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us forever. What a promise! God’s chosen place has always been with us. He is very close!

 

She shall not be movedIn contrast to the mountains that may move as we saw a few verses prior in Psalm 46:2, God’s Kingdom cannot be moved. On the contrary, He is a safe and secure place of refuge for us (Psalm 46:1). Don’t miss the hope in this: our circumstances may fail and we may fail, but we are citizens of a kingdom that cannot fail: God’s kingdom. Our hope rests in what cannot change, cannot be taken away, and cannot fall apart like everything else around us in this life. We may be tempted to feel shaken by the current realities, but as Christ followers, we are a part of an unshakeable kingdom that will never be destroyed (Daniel 2:44). We can rest our hope and future in that promise, both now and forever!  

 

God will help her when the morning dawnsGod will not delay on his promise to be our ever present help in times of trouble. Just like in the time of this passage, God delivers after distress.This is good news.

 

Imagine your house was unable to be broken into and that your body was unable to be wounded. Can you imagine the peace, confidence, and freedom you would have in life? We can and should have that same peace and confidence knowing none of this is really our home and we are a part of God’s unshakeable kingdom (Hebrews 12:28)! Even though our present world can be shaken, let’s shift our eyes off these current realities and up to the One who provides us hope now and forevermore. Let’s remember the unshakeable kingdom Jesus has given us.  

Prayer Points

 

  1. Pray that you’d be able to find assurance and hope in the unshakeable kingdom of God in this time. 
  2. Pray that we’d be a people of God who remind each other of this often and are described by the peace and confidence that comes from having an unshakable kingdom. 
  3. Pray our community would come to see a hope in Jesus that provides abundantly more than any security on this earth ever could.