““Trust in the Lord forever, For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.”
I’ve written these words before, but it is worth saying again.
People will let us down. People will hurt us. People will disappoint us. People will ultimately fail us. We will even find ways to fail ourselves. While God did create us to be relational beings, we were also created to find ultimate relationship with Him.
This is ultimately the importance of valuing our faith in God. Our faith should not be based in a specific church, or any man. Our faith, and the satisfaction our soul receives through accepting salvation because of Jesus should solely belong to God.
God will not fail us. Sin is what fails us. Our flesh desires it because of original sin, it binds us to fear, and we lose trust in God as our everlasting Rock because our flesh tries to find ways to rectify our sin, but our soul receives satisfaction through the sacrifice paid by Jesus alone.
Our trust should only be in God.
In Matthew, chapter 7 and verses 24 through 27, Jesus spoke of the houses built on different foundations (sand and rock). I find that this matches well with the scripture in Isaiah 26:4, because YHWH is our everlasting Rock. Jesus said this:
“Therefore, everyone who hears these words of Mine, and acts on them, will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.”
The foundation was on the rock, and thus making the foundation sturdy and able to withstand life’s storms. We all go through storms in life. Some of those are a result of our decisions and actions and some aren’t. What matters is where our foundation is. Is our foundation firmly in God?
I want my foundation and my trust in God, my everlasting Rock!