by Zach Wood
“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.”
We often say to others that we trust fully in God. We often share that we are placing our lives in God’s hands and that He’s in control. We often proclaim to others that we are fully trusting in God’s provisions and know that He will carry us through. However, honestly, how often are we really sincere in these things we share about trusting in Him? Are we truly and fully trusting in Him?
Lately, I have noticed in my own life that it’s so much easier to say this and quite another thing to actually live this out. As a minister, I often encourage others to trust God and to put their faith in Him to guide them. Sometimes, it almost seems hypocritical because I look at my own life and I don’t find myself resting in God alone. I am encouraging others to do this, but I am struggling to do it myself.
It’s in these times God reminds me that I am human and no different than anyone else who lives in this world. When people share with me that it’s hard to trust in God, I nod my head in total agreement and share how so often I find myself saying I trust Him, but not fully living that way. I am learning more each day that life is a continual process of trusting in God and learning to trust more.
As we have experienced some health issues in our family recently, it’s been convicting to me that I am not putting my full trust in God alone as I should. I find myself often focused on everything else but God’s provisions. He has reminded me through His Word, through my family and through friends that I need to constantly be trusting in Him.
This passage is so refreshing in that my soul needs to find rest in God and Him alone. No other is going to give me the peace and rest I need. My salvation is in Him alone, not in anything or anyone else. He alone needs to be my Rock and my Fortress and my Deliverer. I cannot depend on anyone else to be the support He needs to be for me. He alone must be my source of true strength.
I hope and pray that each of us finds true peace, trust and strength in God alone.
Minister at Eagle Lake Church of Christ
Eagle Lake, MN