Last night I attended a church gathering in a friends living room. We were prompted to share with the group where we find joy in our relationship with the Lord.
Someone shared about how deeply satisfying it is to have a solid foundation with God. He compared it to earlier in his faith, when he wavered in belief during every trial.
The theme I notice a lot in the psalms is how much David leans in to his foundation with God. Whether he’s running for his life, or experience great military success, or entangled by adultery, his words are soaked in faith. I loved these verses today:
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.” 37:7
“Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. O Lord, you preserve both man and beast. How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.” 36:5-7
It’s a beautiful thing to set down roots in God’s love. When the hard times inevitably come; we have stable ground to stand on. When doubts swell in our mind, fed by anxiety and fear, we are tethered by truth.