Unshaken Rock and Fortress!
Verse for Today: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Psalms 62:6 – (God) alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.
When we openly affirm our confidence in our God, it is not a statement of arrogance, but humility. It underscores our emptiness and God’s trustworthiness. We utter words of faith and courage in the Lord as He enables us. Our circumstances might be shaky and our situations chaotic, but we anchor on the Mighty God who holds us. We were lifeless and dead in our iniquities, but He made us alive in Him. We were powerless, but at the right time our God put His power and strength in us to make us stand strong. David had such experiences when he was under attack by the powerful, popular and the prominent people. He was constantly under severe threat by the enemy countries who thought it ironical that even his own countrymen didn’t want him. So here we have an unwanted man running for life from desert to cave to forest like a coward. The world had already written its verdict that there was no scope for any hope for him. But even when all his enemies got together to annihilate him, David was confident in his unshaken and immovable Rock who was absolutely dependable. David was able to find deliverance and rescue in His Lord who picked him up from his shepherding days and anointed him king of Israel. He knew that his Shepherd will not go back on His plans for him. David was confident that he would not be shaken no matter who opposed him or how powerful they would be. When he knew that he was firmly footed on the Rock of Ages, he had no reason to doubt and become discouraged. He knew that he was absolutely secure in the Lord to accomplish His purpose for him. The God of David is alive today to give the same grace to His beloved children who are under attack from the enemies. We have the privilege to cling on to this Immovable Rock who gives us courage to face any eventualities in life without being shaken.
Dear reader, are your circumstances trying to shake your faith and make you fearful? The experiences of David speak so loudly that the Rock of Ages is available for you to put your trust in Him in all your circumstances. He will hide you in trouble and bring you to the limelight at His time. He will protect you in His sanctuary when you are fearful and are short of confidence. When you are in His fortress, He will expose you to His awesome power and strength to fortify your faith. He will remove fear from your eyes and fill it with hope that your Lord will not let you wallow in doubt and confusion. When God has already charted your course for Him, no force in this universe can alter it. No power on earth can penetrate the wall of protection erected around you by your Lord. No force on earth can move you because you are firmly rooted on Jesus. So if you are buffeted today by strong and mighty wind and waves, fiery furnace, overwhelming flood or mighty armies of the enemy, none of it will ever overpower you. The opposition of the enemy and the tough events engineered by him will not cause harm to you because you are kept under the Lord’s wings. There will be often winds of gossip, waves of misunderstandings, fierce and wild animals of accusations, darts of discouragements and floods of unkind criticisms against you. At such times, you can run for cover under the wings and shadow of the Lord and dwell there in tranquility. Until these perils pass away, we will hide under His pinion and enjoy His peace. Today when we see our Lord in our circumstances as our buffer, His glory will fill our hearts with security, strength, confidence and courage to weather away various eventualities in life. We need not become shaky by looking at our circumstances, but be firm and unmovable because God is our shelter.
2 Corinthians 4:16 – Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
Thought for Today
We become victorious in our battles not with our physical might, but with our courage and strength in the Lord.
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UNSHAKEN ROCK AND FORTRESS!!