“Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken.” Psalms 62:5-6 NLT
What is your hope in?
I think if someone asked me that question, I would have quickly said that God is my only hope, but if I’m honest, I don’t know that my emotions always reflect that belief. Recently there have been some changes in my job, and it has caused me great angst. The uncertainty exposed that a lot of my hope was in my job and in my ability to provide. I think for a lot of us, this pandemic has exposed that our hope may partly be in other things than God.
When things get out of control, can you quietly wait on the Lord, or do you find yourself shaken? If you’re like me and find yourself shaken, I would encourage you to revisit these truths:
God is your Rock. He cannot be moved. In a world that constantly changes, He never changes.
God is your Salvation. He has saved you from the punishment of your sins. He has saved you from your own self that constantly chooses the things that lead to your destruction.
God is your Fortress. When things get crazy or scary or just too much, He is not just a shelter from the storm; He is like a fortified city that protects you from anything outside, because nothing can penetrate His walls.
God is your only Hope. Everything you truly hope for comes from the Lord, and it is well worth the wait. You don’t have to guess about God: He never changes. Everything He says, you can count on.
Spend some time asking the Lord to show you where else you might have been placing your hope. Confess these things to Him and place all your hope back in the Lord.
The next time you feel troubled and your emotions seem to run rampant, grab onto the One who can’t be shaken. He will be your rock, salvation, fortress, and hope.