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May 3, 2022


He Surrounds Us

“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people, for this time and forevermore.” (Psalm 125:1-2)

When we hear the word “trust,” we understand that word in a cognitive sense. We trust that our cars will get us where we need to go because we understand how they work. We trust that the plane we are on will get us to our destination safely because we understand there are pilots operating the plane that know what they are doing. We trust that our computers will work so we can finish our work because we have a basic understanding of how computers work.

But, when it comes to trusting in God, our trust has to go beyond a cognitive understanding. The Hebrew word for “trust” means to have a deeper sense of security and confidence in what you are trusting in. So, when the psalmist says that those who trust in the Lord cannot be moved, he is saying that because we are deeply secure in God we cannot be moved since God cannot be moved. That kind of trust reassures and reminds us that God surrounds us. We don’t need to understand everything about God because we never will in this life; we just need to rest secure knowing deep down that He surrounds us always. We need to be like infants who rest secure in their mother or father’s arms. Infants are not old enough to comprehend how safe they are; they just rest safely in their parents’ arms because their trust is inherently deep.

May our trust in the Lord be inherently deep within us when we give our lives to Christ. May it go beyond our minds and penetrate deep into our hearts. May we know deep down that God surrounds us always.

Question: Does your trust in the Lord go beyond just a head knowledge?

Challenge: Memorize and meditate on Psalm 125:1-2.

Prayer: Lord, may I trust in you more deeply and rest knowing that you surround me.

Ryan Reveley, League Coordinator -- Appalachian League



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