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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Trust Only in Him



“My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him” (Psalms 62:5, AMPC).


Unlike the Hebrew word used for “wait” in other verses in the Bible, the Hebrew word for “wait” in this verse means “to be astonished and to stop.” 


How many of us are truly astonished by God? How many of us stop our anxious thoughts and wait ONLY upon Him? How many submit to Him without trying to fix someone or something? This verse says that our hopes or expectations are from the Lord. When we place hope in ourselves instead of expectantly waiting upon Him, we rely on ourselves.


He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved” (Psalms 62:6, AMPC).


Victory comes when the Lord is our ONLY rock and salvation. Jesus told Jairus only to believe when others rushed to quickly tell him of his daughter’s death (Mark 5:36). When we trust in what someone says or something other than what God reveals, we weaken our faith. 


We can trust the Lord without question. Do we stand strong in His truth and not allow ourselves to be moved? Do we believe what He says about our situation or health, no matter how we feel or what anyone—learned or unlearned—says?


Psalms 61:3 says, “For You have been a shelter and a refuge for me, a strong tower against the adversary” (NLJV).


We have a defensive position in Jesus. We must never be lured out of it. Never forget how the Lord has been your strength against the enemy. Don’t ever forget His promises. Don’t ever let His words depart from your heart. Guard them. His words are yours when you find them. They are healing to all your flesh (Proverbs 4:20-23).


With God rests my salvation and my glory; He is my Rock of unyielding strength and impenetrable hardness, and my refuge is in God” (Psalms 62:7, AMPC).


Many people say nothing will lure them out of God’s defensive position, but when it comes down to it, few people practice it. Most people trust man’s words and wisdom as their defense instead of relying on the Lord. When we rest in God’s Truth instead of allowing anyone or anything to steal His word out of our hearts, He is our rock of unyielding and impenetrable strength. Nothing can tear us out of His protection. We rest in His finished work that delivered us. He is our refuge, sanctuary, haven, anchor, shelter, and unending protection in this world where the enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10).


The New Testament equivalent to Psalms 62:7 is 1 Peter 5:7. This verse speaks of casting all our care upon the Lord. When we truly rest in the Lord, we don’t worry. We allow Him to capture any fearful thought. Because we trust in the Lord, we keep our thoughts upon Him, and His perfect peace guards our minds (Isaiah 26:3). We can sleep at night without obsessing about our problems. We can sleep because we know—we believe—we are safe in His victory (Psalm 4:8). 


Nothing has the power to stand against His Word. His Word is Truth for you. You only have to believe.


“The Lord, your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you” (Joshua 23:10, NKJV).


Just as promised, Jesus has fought for you and won. His victory is your victory. You can rest in His perfect work and life-giving power. 


When you rely on the wisdom of men and are told death and destitution should be what you expect, Jesus says, “Only believe.” Rely upon Him. Trust in Him. Put your faith only in Him. Allow nothing to lure you from His victory. Your faith in Him overcomes (I John 5:4).




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