Encouragement

1 My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.

Psalm 62:1-2

David, the author of Psalm 62, went through many ups and downs in his life. He understood the nature of life on this planet as he saw its best and its worst. A man of war, David knew battles, triumphs, and death. But through it all, the psalmist leaned upon Lord and His unwavering providence.

These two verses from Psalm 62 mention three avenues by which God sustained and supported David. The Lord God still uses these means of grace to encourage, comfort, and support Christ-followers today. Let us examine them in brief this week.

**God is our Rock. David’s message here teaches Christians that God is our ultimate Defender. The Lord is our place of defense and our trust in Him is never in vain. Our belief in Christ will be vindicated in the end. God is our Rock! 

**The Lord is our Salvation. The Lord will deliver His people in the end. Though trials and difficulties will arise, God’s people trust in the Lord to bring them through. Believers will be delivered from this life of sin, this vail of tears, and this body of death one day. The Lord is our Salvation!

**The Almighty is our Stronghold. He is our Protector from the storms and our Shield from the enemy. God is with us through our faults and failures. Our salvation is secure through the protective power of God’s grace and mercy. People will let us down and we often let ourselves down in this life. God, nevertheless, holds us in His hand and protects our relationship with Himself to the very end. The Almighty is our Stronghold!

Be encouraged, Child of God. The best is yet to come!

Tony French

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