When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” Lord, when you favoured me, you made my mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I was dismayed. [Psalm 30:6,7]
Often our security is based in ourselves. We can feel like we are “cruising” in life, and have everything under control. Then suddenly one day “the rug is pulled out from under our feet”, and we are left flat on our rear ends!
If we are made to rely wholly on God as our Creator and Redeemer, but we are actually trusting more in ourselves, that means we are making ourselves to be our God. Scary thought!
And it is also possible for us as Christians to say that we have faith in God, yet actually – in our heart of hearts – falsely trust more in ourselves than on God. Notice, the Psalm writer believed in the Lord’s blessing, but still had a false self-confidence. This needs shaking!
When we turn to the Lord alone for our security, and cry out to Him for mercy, He turns our wailing into dancing, and changes our sackcloth for joy! (Ps 30:10,11)
Grace and cheers, Jonathan