Uncertain but Unshaken | Short Sermon Series
We see God as our refuge and strength — a reality God’s people knew then, and one we enjoy even more deeply now in Christ. In Christ we can know that God is always for us in our suffering and uncertainty. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
Because of Christ, the Spirit lives inside of us as a very present help in trouble. Jesus promised to never leave us or forsake us (Matthew 28:20), and Psalm 46 points to that fulfillment in the Spirit.
When we feel like everything is uncertain, when the mountains might as well crash into the sea, the first thing we do is remember that our protection is not in better circumstances, or in avoiding the problems, or in anything on this earth. Instead, our protection is the very present Holy Spirit and the rock-solid work of Jesus on our behalf, which has guaranteed our help and promised that we will make it safely home to glory.
So, how do we respond when life is uncertain?
We stop. We become still. We pray. We ask for help. We remember that he is God, and we are not. And we trust him to be our mighty fortress, and to bring new mercies, and to work his power on our behalf, whatever it takes.
We remember that he is God and that he is enough. And then we ask him for help to trust him more through the uncertainty and pain, and to give us more of himself in the uncertainty and pain.