Sunday, March 22, 2020

Keep Your Heart Firmly Fixed

Most of us are hunkered down in our homes practicing a term we probably never used before, "social distancing." Everywhere we turn we are bombarded with news updates and developments about the coronavirus pandemic, instructions on how to avoid getting sick and how to hopefully stop the spread of this novel virus. But, we are all facing a harsh reality - no one can prepare themselves or protect themselves and their loved ones from every worst case scenario.  You could drive yourself crazy trying to do so. Eventually, we have to accept that we can only do our best and then we must simply trust God for the rest.

In order to not be tossed to and fro by evil tidings, bad news and current events, Psalm 112:7 says that our heart needs to be "firmly fixed" in our confidence and trust in the Lord.  In the Hebrew this word for firmly fixed or steadfast is "kun" which means like a house built upon unshakeable pillars, a strong support, stable, secure, prepared, ready. Isn't that powerful?  Wouldn't it be awful if we were running around trying to protect ourselves and our loved ones from every possible eventuality but forgot the truth that all this world's systems and all this world's things are fallible and temporary, but the only safe, immoveable, unshakeable, strong, stable, secure, steadfast place for us is smack-dab in the middle of God's steadfast love and faithful care?  Don't put all of your hope in your own ability to protect yourself or your loved ones, the wisdom of medical science or the help of our government. Yes, we must use wisdom and take the recommended precautions to protect ourselves and our families, but above all, we must build our house on the firm foundation of trust and confidence in the Lord.


  1. I have been keeping these thoughts in my heart. I don’t wish to downplay the seriousness of the situation but we are only temporary sojourners here.

  2. Once again...reminded to build our house upon the Rock, Christ Jesus! Amen!


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