He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved.
Here we read of David’s profession on his dependence upon God, and upon Him only. David speaks as one who is not only assured of it, but speaks with passion. It was David’s prayer. We, also, can use this model that David gives us. David’s faith grew the more he acted upon it. The more we meditate upon the attributes of God and His promises, the more our fears will begin to fall. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV)
God has given us assurance in His Word that produces spiritual maturity and stability, so that we can have confidence to withstand the adverse conditions and circumstances in our lives. Confidence in God should be foundational in our prayers.
Confidence in God’s protection removes fear. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried to the midst of the sea.” (Psalm 46:1-2 NKJV)
Confidence in God’s purposes produces hope. “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5 NKJV)
Confidence in the presence of God causes us to be bold. “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.” (Acts 4:13 NKJV)
Confidence in God enable us to endure difficulties. “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.” (1 Peter 4:12-13 NKJV)
And confidence in God leads us to an awareness of our security. “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.” (Ephesians 6:10 NKJV)
Friend, we can place our confidence in the things of the world which are temporary and will someday wither away. Or we can place our confidence in God. One of my favorite Scriptures says this, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth its fruit in its season, whose leaf also shall not wither; and whatever he does shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:1-3 NKJV) God is our rock and our salvation. He defends us with His mighty right hand and we pray and declare today, that we shall not be moved.
Gracious Lord, thank You that as we place our trust and confidence in You, that You will direct our paths. You are our Rock and our Salvation. You Lord, are our defense against the enemy. We can be confident in You, Lord, that You will not fail. Forgive us Lord when we place our hope in the things of this world. Teach us Lord to place our confidence in You. In Jesus Name. AMEN.
Don’t believe me, believe God!