Trust in the Lord (PSALM 125:1 - 2)
1 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.
With just these two verses, they do speak volumes to all believers of Christ, especially during this covid pandemic whereby people are affected mentally, physically and spiritually. These two verses relay to us the promise of God. When we trust in Him, we are like “Mount Zion which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” We have God’s protection all around us at all times. He surrounds us (His people) like the mountains surround Jerusalem and He will do so both now and forever!”
Trust God – these two words are easier said than done. It is definitely easier to trust God when times are good with everything going smoothly and according to how you want or plan it to be. But when the bad times come and things feel uncertain, people tend to question God especially when help does not come fast enough. However, it is during those bad times that it is even more important to trust God. When things around us are “tossing and churning,” bringing us fear and anxiety, we can rely on Jesus because He is our Firm Foundation. He is our Solid Rock! (Matthew 7:24-27)
When you trust someone, you believe in that person’s ability, reliability and strength. When it comes to trusting God, it means believing in His reliability, His ability, His strength and His Word. God always keeps His promises as He cannot lie because He is perfect and sinless. However, we can choose whether we want to trust God or not. But if we choose not to trust God and rely on the circumstances surrounding us, those things are definitely not reliable and they can change any moment. God, on the other hand, is more reliable because He does not change. He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).
We do not know when or how the covid pandemic will end, but God knows. What we can do is to pray and trust Him because He knows and understands the situation that we are in. Trust that He will grant us His protection, that He will put a stop to this pandemic, and that some good positive things will emerge from this pandemic. Trusting in God makes us to be as strong as Mount Zion and allows us to remain unshaken by circumstances and change. Trusting in Him also brings peace, strength and comfort into our lives.
Jesus, thank you that those who trust in You are secured and cannot be moved for You are with us to protect and provide for us no matter what we may face today and the days ahead.
In Jesus’ Name. Amen