Day 2 of 30 Days of Devotion . . .
"My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. . . . My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge."
(Psalm 62: 1-2, 7-8)
This past January I had the great privilege of traveling to Honduras as a part of a medical mission team. I saw these verses lived out in incredibly in the lives of the Christians there, in ways I had never seen before. Most of them have nearly nothing in the eyes of the world; but in matters of eternity, they are far richer than we could imagine. They have learned what it means to "find rest in God alone" and to build their lives completely on Him.
One man in particular especially stood out to me. Luis is a former gang member who has been completely and utterly changed by Christ into an incredible man of faith. For several years after he became a Christian, many of his former "gang buddies" were literally out to kill him and he never knew when they might succeed. Despite his circumstances, Luis has learned to trust Christ alone for his minute-by-minute protection, for his physical strength, and even his daily food. He knows what it means to build his entire life on the rock of Christ, not on the sands of this world.
Here in America, we have so many extra things to fall back on: grocery stores, bank accounts, strong families, solid churches, etc. It can sometimes be very difficult for us to say that "He alone is my rock and my salvation" when there are so many other things to distract us. Only when we build our foundation on Christ and trust Him for our everything can we truthfully say "I will never be shaken."
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