Friday, September 5, 2014

Can Your Temple Survive an Earthquake?

by +SherryCarter

Don't you know that you yourselves are God's temple and
that God's Spirit lives in you? 1 Corinthians 3:16

The National Cathedral in Washington D.C.



Then this strange sight:

A tower, surrounded by scaffolding.

Several years ago, the cathedral was weakened by an earthquake and the scaffolding supports it so men can repair and strengthen it.





I looked at it and thought of my body.

The temple of the Holy Spirit.

Earthquakes come into my life and weaken my faith.

Circumstances shake my foundation.
  • The death of a loved one.
  • Divorce.
  • Financial worries.
  • Sorrow.
How am I going to stand?

Then the tower reminds me.

 He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress,
I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:6

He is my fortress.

He supports my life with His grace and love.

He tenderly repairs the weak places.

He strengthens my faith through His faithfulness.

I might be shaking - He is my sure foundation.

I might stumble - He upholds me with His grace.

I might be hurting - He repairs my heart with His love.

He alone is my Rock.

He alone is my salvation.

He alone is my fortress.

I am learning to trust Him so I will not be shaken.

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God. John 14:9
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. Psalm 13:5
How has God been your strong fortress during an earthquake?
Photo credit: Fortress


  1. Wow, Sherry, I think this is my favorite one yet. I am printing it to have nearby. It's a great reminder of how God is always there, deep inside, and that our stability comes from Him alone. I thought back to several times where I was shaken, and He rose up and steadied me emotionally, spiritually, and even physically.
    Thank you!

    1. You're so sweet! God shows His truth in such surprising ways. Thanks for commenting.

  2. Excellent points to go with the picture! Yes, God has truly supported me through the challenging times and your post is a great reminder of that. I'll be sharing this one! Thanks!

    1. What would we do without His support and strength? Thanks for commenting and for sharing, Lanita!