Vs 1 from (God) comes my salvation.
Vs 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Vs 5 for my hope is from (God).
Vs 6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
Vs 8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
Vs 11 … power belongs to God,
Vs 12 and to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
The psalmist is stating plainly where his hope and his salvation come from: God!
He also makes cleats that ONLY God is his hope or salvation.
And because of this, the psalmist does not need to worry or “be shaken”.
The psalmist also focuses at first on the good from God for him personally: “my” hope, my salvation, my rock, my fortress …
But with his own security in God, the psalmist now pleads with others … God is a refuge for “us”
“O people” trust God!
And it makes complete sense to do so, because the things we so often put out trust in, namely, “power” and “love”, actually belong to God!
Do I worry? How often do I feel “shaken”?
l am a rather calm individual.
I really am not a “worrier”.
But what about “those times”? The times when i need to step up … a crucial or critical decision needs to be made … my words, my thoughts, my actions are going to impact those around me.
There will be a ripple effect.
Do I worry then? Am I shaken?
If so, I need to refocus my attention.
What am I leaning on?
What am I trusting in?
My thoughts, my words, and my actions?
Or my rock, my salvation, and my fortress?
One path leads to worry.
The other path leads to worship.
And it’s only after my worry shifts to worship, then I can lead others …
I can plead for others: “O people”.
I can tell them what brought calm to me: “trust in Him”.
I can tell them when to do so: “at all times”.
When I feel shaken, I must go back to my rock, my God.
When I see others shaken, I must encourage them to “pour out their heart” to God.
Because He is not simply “my fortress”, but He is a refuge “for us”!
Thanks you God that you are my rock, my fortress.
And thank you that you are our refuge.
Help me share your goodness with others.
Help me encourage others to put out their hearts to you.
When I start to worry lead me to worship.
In Jesus name