Where can we find security and safety in a vulnerable and uncertain world?
“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge” (Psalm 62:1-2, 5-7).
Take note of the metaphors of security (rock, fortress, mighty rock), and the repetition of the word “alone.” God certainly uses other people in ways that offer comfort and security but God is the only unchangeable source of certainty. He is the only all-sufficient One! Our sufficiency must be in Him! (v. 10) (cf. Psalm 46:1-3; Psalm 59:16-17)
God is strong and loving
“One thing God has spoken, two things have I heard: that you, O God, are strong and that you, O Lord, are loving.” (Psalm 62:10-11).
How do we make this truth about God our experience?
Practice Psalm 62:8 – “Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
“Trust in your strong and loving God at all times.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 – with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding). Pour out your hearts to Him: for God is our refuge.
When you feel vulnerable or anxious, or when you feel misunderstood or misrepresented – pour out your heart to Him.
The Psalms help you do this! (cf. Psalm 42:1-6; Psalm 63:1-8). They lead you to the God who is your rock and refuge (cf. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4; Philippians 4:6-7; Hebrews 4:16; 1 Peter 5:7).
in a vulnerable and uncertain world?