5Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
Surely, these Scriptures are worth pondering! How loving, compassionate, gracious, and merciful is our God? He created us for Himself and despite our rebellion and sin, He still offers us an intimate and personal relationship. Amazing grace!
We come to know just how personal David’s relationship was with the Creator, Supreme Ruler and Sovereign of the universe because of the number of times; the personal, possessive pronoun ‘my’ is used.
David says the Lord is my salvation, my rock, my fortress, my hope, my honor, my mighty rock, my refuge. Yea, I’ve got some enemies but my soul [my mind, my will, my emotions] is able to rest because of my God.
What an awesome privilege of truly knowing Jesus for yourself, for it not being a second hand relationship. This allows you and I to rest even when there is trouble is in our way.
Please note that David could have said that the Lord is a rock, a fortress, a refuge, etc. and sometimes in Scripture we do see him do that – but not this time. This storm is such that David is confessing to God who the Lord is to him and in his life – David is practicing the presence of God – it’s My God, personal and intimate.
God gave us testimony of David’s relationship BUT what about your relationship and my relationship? What would God have to say? Would He be able to say that we personally know Jesus as our salvation, rock, fortress, hope, honor, mighty rock, and refuge?
If not, pray and ask God to help you trust Him in every aspect of His person
for our souls can only find true rest in Jesus alone.