“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 62:5-6)
I am continually amazed at how fragile my sense of well-being and identity can be. The least little comment, or lack thereof, can throw me into a bit of a spin. How I long for a greater durability, a rootedness that is not dependent on mood, whim, or circumstance.
That’s where the words of this ancient prayer are such a great companion. They remind me that if I am easily shaken, it is most likely because my soul is not resting in God alone. And, thus, they re-center me and allow me to set my feet, once again, on the rock of his unfailing love.
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