Oh, I must find rest in God only,
because my hope comes from him!
Only God is my rock and my salvation—
my stronghold!—I will not be shaken.
My deliverance and glory depend on God.
God is my strong rock.
My refuge is in God.
All you people: Trust in him at all times!
Pour out your hearts before him!
God is our refuge! Selah
Human beings are nothing but a breath.
Human beings are nothing but lies.
They don’t even register on a scale;
taken all together they are lighter than a breath!
Don’t trust in violence;
don’t set false hopes in robbery.
When wealth bears fruit,
don’t set your heart on it.
God has spoken one thing—
make it two things—
that I myself have heard:
that strength belongs to God,
and faithful love comes from you, my Lord—
and that you will repay
everyone according to their deeds.
Questions to Ponder:
What does it mean to you to find rest in God? When you consider the words “God is my rock and my salvation—my stronghold!—I will not be shaken,” do you feel empowered? When was the last time you faced a situation when you truly felt that God was your rock? Do you feel God’s strength with you when you are weary or challenged?
Prayer for Today:
Loving and powerful God, I am grateful for the strength of Your love for me. I feel Your protection surrounding me, and my heart finds rest. Please help me to recognize that You are my stronghold when I am weak and aid me in turning to You when I am suffering. Amen.