We read here “because He (the Lord) is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” I immediately thought of the worship song we are currently singing in church which features the phrase “we will not be shaken”.
This is a direct reference to Ps. 16:8, where David declares, “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand I will not be shaken”. King David (like most of us) had a lot of things in his life that potentially could have shaken him. But he kept his eyes on the Lord and was aware that He had a powerful protector at his right hand.
I like the imagery depicted here – Jesus at my right hand! It’s easy to forget when something tries to shake my world that I have a powerful Saviour standing with me to fight on my behalf. That is why we can confidently sing and say “we will not be shaken”.
Nothing can stand against our all-powerful God. I don’t have to fight my battles alone – what a comfort this is! My job is to keep my eyes on Him and remember that He is at my right hand.
Right now, I’m closing my eyes and thinking of a situation currently I face that threatens to shake me. I’m seeing Jesus standing at my right hand, and it changes everything. I see myself facing it with confidence because I have a champion at my side. I will not be shaken.
Written by Shelley Witt