I woke up this morning at the beach (pictured above). It has been wonderful to get away for a few days to rest and spend time with my kids. I’m looking out over the water as I write and I see a bunch of red buoys in the water – marking the line where it is safe and unsafe to swim. The buoys are bobbing up and down but never moving from the place where they have been anchored. The wind is moving, the water is moving, the sand is moving – but the buoys are not.
Sometimes the difficulties of life move us and make us unsettled, restless, uncertain and unstable. But God’s word tells us that those who trust in God, will not be moved.
Charles Spurgeon once said:
“It is a good thing to understand much, and to trust in the Lord with growing knowledge, but, dear soul, if you do not know much, yet if you are trusting in the Lord, you shall be as Mount Zion, which cannot be removed.”
It is good to know God’s word and continually study it to know more but even if you do not know it well – yet you are trusting in God – you will be strong. When bad news comes and trials hit – you are not alone! God is with you and he will sustain you.
Who or what are you trusting in today?
It is tempting to trust in things this world offers – our money, our relationships, our abilities or our own strength rather than in God. But when you know that God has a plan and a purpose for your life, struggles can push you toward your purpose rather than leaving you down, defeated and depressed.
Multiple times in life, I’ve had the rug pulled out from under me and every time, I have found that God is the rock right under the rug. He has kept me standing when I was afraid. He has kept me standing when I was worn down and tired. He has kept me standing on days when I’d rather just give up. And if you trust in him – I can say with certainty, God is faithful and he will help you too.
Let’s take a look at Psalm 125 together.
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
In verse 1, those who trust in God are compared to Mount Zion – a mountain that cannot be moved and will last forever.
Then in verse 2, God is compared to the mountains that surround Jerusalem. It says that he surrounds his people like the mountains surround Jerusalem.
If you feel surrounded by problems and difficulties, I want you to reread verse 2 and put your name in it. “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds (insert your name) from this time forth and forevermore.”
God is not just beside you, but he goes before you and behind you – he surrounds you. He is with you always! And even when everything is falling apart, you can trust in him and keep going.
I know how sometimes it can feel like he is absent but our feelings can be misleading. God says he is with us – and so we must trust God’s word, that what he promises is true. God is with us!
Verses 3-5 say:
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
Peace be upon Israel!
Verse 3 says that the those who trust in the Lord have a land allotted to them. This is talking about our future inheritance in heaven that is kept safe and secure for us. Though the wicked or crooked may prosper here on earth, we have nothing to fear because those who trust in the Lord have a secure inheritance in heaven. No man can take that away.
The word crooked in verse 5 means devious and is in contrast to being straight or upright. Those who are crooked and do devious things – the Lord will not bless in eternity. And so we do not need to give way to fear when the news on television is bad and evil seems to be winning. God is with his people forever – here on earth and in heaven!
Have you trusted in Jesus Christ as your savior and Lord and repented of your sins? Then your inheritance in heaven is secure. The power of sin in your life has been broken and the Lord is with you always.
Do not worry.
Do not be afraid.
Do not be shaken by the trials of this world.
No matter what comes your way in life, trust God.
Like the buoys in the water – do not let the wind and waters move you.
For a believer there is no seperation from God – he is with us here and in heaven forever!
I don’t know what troubles you may be facing today, but I pray that this would be said of us – in the midst of good times and bad, we trust in the name of the Lord our God and are not moved.
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