Reliance

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2

Today there are people who find themselves all over the spectrum of emotion and thought. Honestly, I think that’s true for many days before. We either find ourselves excited for the future, afraid, angry, concerned. Maybe just numb.

As a follower of Jesus, it’s in moments like this I find my spirit convicted. Reminded to be cautious where I truly put my faith. And what I mean by “truly”, is what do my emotions and thoughts indicate my faith is in.

Is it really the power and sovereignty of the God I claim to love?

Is it really in the eternal reality I know waits for me when my days here come to an end?

Is it really in Jesus, the One who stands before God on my behalf, restoring my fellowship with my Creator?

Or is it in a person, an organization, a government. Is it in something broken and sinful? Am I putting more faith about my future in something or someone ordained to pass by God?

Here’s the thing, nothing catches God off guard. Nothing surprises Him. Nothing occurred without His knowledge and consent. And it always accomplishes His purposes.

Always.

Even when I don’t agree with it, I don’t understand it, I can’t make sense of it. God does, and that’s what matters.

So I encourage you today, find encouragement in David’s words. When he was being hunted by king Saul, who was determined to kill him, David found peace in the reality of who was really in control. He found rest in the sovereignty of God.

Even when he didn’t understand, he trusted.

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