Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly, he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress. I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:1-2
Do you ever just have those days where you feel like if someone tapped you you would just collapse? If someone were to touch you or say the wrong thing to you you would fall apart right there on the spot? What makes us get this way? How do we get to a place where we are so fragile? So shakeable?
The last sentence of Psalm 62:2 says I will not be shaken. Maybe you are sitting here saying I wish I could only say that. I want to point out however that before David the psalmist wrote that he made four other statements.
The first part of Psalm 62:1 says, "Yes, my soul, find rest in God." In order for us to become unshakable we first must find rest in God. This means we have to stop trying to rest in everything else we have in our lives for security purposes. Our jobs, money, talents, success, relationships, ministry, even our plans for the future will not give us true rest. If any of these things are the primary focus of our lives we will surely be exhausted. We must tell our souls today to find rest in God.
The second statement David makes is, "My hope comes from him." Once our souls have rested in God then comes our hope. Hope cannot come by anyother way but resting in God. Hope is the result of looking only to God.
Thirdly David says, " Truly he is my rock and my salvation." Once our souls have found rest and our lives are filled with hope then we are able to testify of God's strength and of his saving power.
Lastly, David says, that God is his fortress. God must be our dwelling place. The ultimate place of security. We cannot survive in our man made fortresses of success, money, relationships, etc. God is the only fortress that will endure.
In order to be unshakeable we must find rest in God, recieve hope from him, recognize that our strength and salvation is from him, and dwell in him as our fortress. All of this is available to you today. Be Unshakable!
Written By: Danielle O'Neil, Third Year Theology student at Lee University