Get to the City
From Psalm 46
There’s a place that will not be shaken, amidst the chaos and change of life. More like, there’s a Person, and He will be your rock in confusing times. He is your stability when life changes, and ebbs, and flows.
But you must come.
“Life can change on a dime.” I know that phrase intimately now. One second, I’m bouncing on a wave, riding behind a boat, laughing, as you should on a lake. The next, I’m waking up to intense pain, cradled in my dad’s arms, wondering why my leg looks like someone has sown a watermelon inside of it.
And for many months after, I feared what was coming around every corner. On the interstate, when will the car make impact? I could think that and feel all over again the crash of the dock against my chest. I would begin to hyperventilate ... I was living on the edge of the next unexpected disaster that I believed would surely come.
Get to the city.
We have to find that place of safety in this life. That one we can lean on, turn to, count on—for so many of us, it’s a spouse or maybe a parent or close friend. But, just being honest, what happens when they are swept away too? Death, betrayal, changing life circumstances come crashing on us all.
Get to the city.
Take your person with you, if they are willing. But get yourself to the city of God.
“There is a river that brings joy to the city of God, the holy place where God Most High lives. God is in that city, and so it will not be shaken” (Psalm 46:4-5 NCV).
He is your anchor.
He is your stability.
He is your hope.
He is your safe harbor.
He is your protection.
He is your rescue.
He is your rock in changing times.
“The Lord All-Powerful is with us; the God of Jacob is our defender” (vv. 7, 11).
He’s there, always, and He can be anything and everything you need when your world changes and you don’t know what to do.
Also, His city is just the most pleasant place to live.
Get there. Invite people to join you. Everything you’re looking for, it’s waiting to be received … in Him.
Next Week’s Reading: Psalm 47–53.