‘He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.’ (Psalm 61:2 NRSV)
David thinks of God alone as his rock, salvation and fortress. We need to be like David and look only to God for our salvation and safety.
We can only look to God for our salvation, because as Peter said to Jesus, ‘Lord, to whom can we go? You have the words of eternal life.’ (John 6:68 NRSV). The bedrock of faith is that Jesus is the Messiah, God’s anointed eternal King (see Matthew 16:16).
God is also our fortress – we live in a secure place if we live in him. If we know these three truths then we ‘shall never be shaken’. God calls us to be unshakeable in our faith in him. Not because of who we are, but because of who he is and what he has done for us.
In hard times we only need to hold onto one thing that is true about God, and God will hold onto us. During drought trees and plants may not have leaves, but their roots will be going down ever deeper in search of ground water. Likewise, when out of season we may bear no visible fruit or even feel we are growing, but will be growing in depth as we put our roots down into him.
Lord Jesus, help me to trust only you for my security and for my salvation, knowing that in you I cannot be shaken. In your name. Amen.