Faith As A Trust – Part 3
“Yes, he alone is my Rock, my rescuer, defense and fortress. Why then should I be tense with fear when troubles come?” (Psalm 62:2)
In Psalm 62:2, David states, “He (God) only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken” But in verse six, after making exactly the same declaration of trust in God he said, “I shall not be shaken”. Between verse two and verse six, David progressed from not being “greatly shaken” to not be “shaken” at all.
We need to be honest with ourselves as David was. There are times that troubles and opposition will shake us, but they will not overthrow us. However, if we continue to cultivate our trust, we will come to a stage where nothing will be able to shake us, much less overthrow us. Trust of this kind is in the realm of the Spirit rather than the emotions. Mature trust is like a deep, strong river relentlessly making its way to the sea. At times the winds of fear or doubt may blow contrary to the rivers course and cause turbulence on the surface. But these winds cannot change the deep flow of waters below the surface.
Trust, in its full maturity, is beautifully depicted by the following words of Paul. “That is why I am suffering here in jail, and I am certainly not ashamed of it, for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to safely guard all that I have given him until the day of his return.” (2 Timothy 1:12).
Confession For Today
The Lord alone is my rock and me salvation. He is my deliverer who sees me in the place of highest honor, in Jesus name, Amen.