He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. – Psalm 62:2
This verse is short but oh my does it have so much power. There is a key word that is spoken here that is one to hold on to, the word “alone.” He alone is our rock and salvation — not our family, not our job, not our power or ranking, but God alone. When I read this passage, the tight grip I have on the cares of life begins to loosen. Even death and life don’t hold the weight they once did as I let this verse soak into my heart and mind.
No matter what happens, I will be okay.
As a mother, wife and businesswoman, I can tend to allow fear to creep in at times. I feel like if I mess up or don’t work hard enough, the wheels could fall off. I have a firm grip on everything I love the most in fear of losing something. This, in turn, starts a negative cycle that affects the ones closest to me.
But God is good, and His promises are true.
When I speak these words over and over, my soul finds peace and there is rest, and I can let go and trust Him.
Today, ask God to reveal areas in your life that have been a false foundation and salvation for your life. Write this verse down and when fear and lies creep in, speak the truth over your life and situation and let the peace of God set your soul free.
By Joanna Gaines, co-author of The Magnolia Story, copyright Joanna Gaines.