Earthquake Country | Psalm 62

I live out in California. Earthquake country. A lot of people in the midwest and east coast are frightened of them, for good reasons, but I’ve lived in many different parts of the world and have found there’s always something to be afraid of.

However, certain words in Scripture resonate to me as unique to California, like this verse:

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

I was curious about that word “shaken” so I looked it up in my Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. 

The Hebrew word for “shaken” is mot. It means to slip, fall, totter, stagger, be toppled, to be caused to move, uprooted, quaking, to be continually shaking.

Sounds like the psalmist was experiencing an earthquake, doesn’t it? Or maybe it was an emotional earthquake–something we all experience now and then. How wonderful to ponder these words: “He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”

Memory verse for the week:

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken” (Psalm 62:1-2, NIV).


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About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.

Comments

  1. At this time I’m experiencing health issues. No one likes to go through this including me. This Bible verse, psalm 62: 1-2, speaks volumes.

  2. Donna Hausler says:

    Hi Suzanne,
    I love this Psalm, and it was especially meaningful to us after the Haiti earthquake. We sing this in our church, and I thought you might enjoy hearing it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSp-3kvKQZs
    Blessings!