“We give thanks to You, O God; we give thanks, for Your Name is near. We recount Your wondrous deeds. When the earth totters, and all its inhabitants, it is I Who keep steady its pillars.” – Psalm 75:1, 3
Scripture reading: Psalm 75: 1-10
Nearly one year ago, on June 29, 2022, the National Physical Laboratory of England recorded the shortest day in history. The usual 24-hour rotation of the earth was shortened by 1.59 milliseconds. Next to this news article were “climate change” predictions. It is important to remember that people have not kept records of the temperature throughout human history. This is a relatively recent phenomenon.
The Christian is confident of the promises of the Living God. He Who created the world is also He Who Keeps It Steady. The creation account of Genesis shows believers that the LORD of Glory made the heavens and the earth as a place of meeting between man and Himself. The earth and its fullness are designed to allow for humanity to have a relationship with the LORD of Heaven and Earth.
In Jesus Christ, this is perfectly displayed. Though Jesus suffered throughout His life, He walked in submission to the Father, in wondrous peace beyond all understanding. Jesus was drawn near to the Father by the presence of the Spirit within Him. Jesus understood that the fears and horrible predictions of the world of His day were mere jaw-flapping idleness. His Father sets the appointed times for all things.
Fellow believer, this is the same blessed assurance we have today. God sustains this world, keeping it steady until the day of Christ’s return. We do not tremble at the fearful predictions of sinful man. The Spirit of God gives us confident hope in the LORD Who keeps steady the pillars of the world.
Suggestions for Prayer
Recount to God all the wondrous things He has done, especially in times of history when the world was gripped in fear (like Y2K, or World War II) and God showed Himself faithful; express in thanksgiving your confidence that God is keeping this world steady in His tender care.
Rev. Richard Vander Vaart served as a minister in the Christian Reformed Church of North America for over twenty years, before joining the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. He is now serving as the Atlantic Region prison-visiting pastor working with Redemption Prison Ministry. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com.