I know many of you will already read online content elsewhere, and maybe have your own daily bible notes, but I felt it important as your pastor to at least provide you with something midweek that would be there for you to read if you wish to do so - something that would hopefully encourage you, inspire you, challenge you - simply put, something to bless you!
Today, I just want to remind you that in a world where it is becoming increasingly difficult to know who, or what you can depend on, that you have a God who is unchanging, one who the bible describes as: “…the same, yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8)
If there is anyone you can depend on, it is Him.
In Psalm 31 King David beautifully describes God using images of a rock, a refuge and a fortress - a God he can run to and find security and strength.
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me
(Psalm 31: 2-3 NIV)
The psalm begins with David feeling anxious, but finishes with him being fully assured.
As the psalm unfolds we become aware that David is surrounded by problems and difficulties, situations that are even life threatening, but instead of these things pushing David away from God, they draw him closer in. What he is facing will not stop him praying and eventually praising his God, the God who keeps his promises.
The authors Dale and Sandy Larsen comment: “In an insecure world, David found God to be consistent and dependable. And God has not changed. As he was a rock and fortress for David, we can trust him to be a rock and fortress for us.”
Why not spend sometime mediating on Psalm 31 this week and reflecting on the times that this has been your experience too, then seek to live out of the truth that if God was dependable yesterday, he will be dependable today, and if he is dependable today, he will dependable for rest of your life.
Please leave a comment, maybe saying something about a time you found God totally dependable, or even just to ask a question. I would love to hear your thoughts.
In the meantime, please know that God will forever be your rock, your refuge and your fortress - on him you can trust.
May you know the loving grip of God on your life this week - in him you will always have a home.
Take good care of yourself and each other.