1 I find my rest in God alone. He is the One who saves me. 2 He alone is my rock. He is the One who saves me. He is like a fort to me. I will always be secure. 3 How long will you enemies attack me? Will all of you throw me down? I’m like a leaning wall. I’m like a fence that is about to fall. 4 You only want to pull me down from my place of honor. You take delight in telling lies. You bless me with what you say. But in your hearts you call down curses on me. Selah 5 I will find my rest in God alone. He is the One who gives me hope. 6 He alone is my rock. He is the One who saves me. He is like a fort to me. I will always be secure. 7 I depend on God to save me and to honor me. He is my mighty rock. He is my place of safety. 8 Trust in him at all times, you people. Tell him all of your troubles. God is our place of safety. Selah 9 Ordinary people are only a breath. Important people are not what they seem to be. If they were weighed on a scale, they wouldn’t amount to anything. Together they are only a breath. 10 Don’t trust in money you have taken from others. Don’t be proud of things you have stolen. Even if your riches grow, don’t put your trust in them. 11 God, I have heard you say two things. One is that you, God, are strong. 12 The other is that you, Lord, are loving. I’m sure you will reward each person in keeping with what he has done.
I love the Psalms. They instantly pierce through hardness in my heart with love, peace and truth from God’s own heart. King David wrote this Psalm and it speaks of the wonder of God’s presence. His presence is more powerful than the raging of David’s enemies. David literally has people trying to destroy him, yet he can find a peaceful and strong refuge in his God. In the presence of his God he sees everything clearly (vs9-10), everything falls into perspective.
Lord, I am not under the kind of pressures that King David was under, but I need you just as much as he did. I want to find the strength, rest and refuge that is in your presence. I want to see things clearly. Lord ONLY you and your presence can be my true shelter and rest. ONLY you speak perfect truth. Your presence I will seek Lord. Amen
Written by Andrew Mellor