Things are not always as they first appear. We live in a world where the church remains under fire and the people that are doing all manner of evil seem to hold all the cards and carry the day. The Psalmist faced the same frustration. David followed God closely and for years lived in a cave hiding from a King that God took his hand from. The other kingdoms that surrounded and attacked Israel worshiped all manner of god’s and idols. Still, they were forever capturing and enslaving God’s people.
The psalmist kindly reminds us that God’s people, no matter the appearance, will last as others fade away. Our lives are eternal, his kingdom is eternal and his provision, protection and preparation is eternal. There are surely trials, temptations and detours along the path in this journey–but, we cling to the same hope as the psalmist–we are unshakable, unbreakable and unstoppable as God’s kids. Like the psalmist, we must cling to the hope of glory and the truth of God’s promise–it is there where we can find the peace and direction to withstand any storm.
God Bless You
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people
both now and forevermore.
3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain
over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
their hands to do evil.
4 Lord, do good to those who are good,
to those who are upright in heart.
5 But those who turn to crooked ways
the Lord will banish with the evildoers.
Peace be on Israel.