Do you ever feel like a “leaning wall” or a “tottering fence”? That is how David described himself in these Psalm verses: My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence? Psalm 62:1–3 (NIV)
Just a little push, and the leaning wall will collapse. Maybe the wall is leaning because the years have worn it down; the wall’s strength has faded over the course of time. Perhaps the wall is leaning because of an accident that damaged it when something unexpected hit it. Or maybe the wall has suffered abuse as others have hatefully tried to damage the wall.
“I will never be shaken,” David, a “leaning wall,” would boast in this Psalm. Why? Not because time stopped and age no longer mattered. Not because he was immune from sudden troubles or even from attacks from sinners. David’s confidence was that the Lord was his “rock and salvation.”
David knew that God’s love was without limit. Even when his eyes saw enemies and weakness, his faith saw God’s promises. That faith allowed him to remain strong, knowing that the Lord had good intentions in his life.
By faith, you see the same love of God. In fact, you see it even more clearly than David did because you see Jesus Christ as your Savior! You know the love that led him to the cross. You know of his victory over death by his resurrection. By faith, his death and resurrection are your death and resurrection! You are forgiven and alive in Christ!
When you feel worn down, remember the strength the Lord who has promised to never leave you. Trust in his goodness to carry you through your trials and to sustain you until the end!
Pastor Tim Wempner
Pastor Joshua Zarling
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