A Confident Faith

Whenever I read Psalm 125, I am in awe of this unnamed author’s trusting words:

 1-5 Those who trust in God
are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain
you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
and God encircles his people—
always has and always will.
(The Message)

The image is one of security, an impenetrable fortress bounded by protective hills. Fast forward to today, and the one who believingly follows Christ can confidently claim to be surrounded with the presence of God. We are not inching along a knife-edge until a sudden gust of wind or a misstep into temptation sends us hurtling down a precipice. Like the singers of Psalm 125, we are able to rest, confident and secure in the God who guards our faith.

But we don’t.

Even at the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus knew that this would be an important issue for us, and so He prayed for believers of the future:

“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me . . .” (John 17:11, NKJV).

Given this bedrock, why is it that the security of my faith is sometimes more like a sand dune rather than like Mount Zion?

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Today, my story is being hosted at the beautiful Soli Deo Gloria Connections where I’m asking this question:  Is your faith more like a mountain or a sand dune?  Please join me there . . .


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Michele Morin

Michele Morin is a teacher, blogger, reader, and gardener who finds joy in sitting at a table surrounded by women with open Bibles. She has been married to an unreasonably patient husband for over 25 years, and their four children are growing up at an alarming rate. Michele loves hot tea and well-crafted sentences, poems that stop her in her tracks and days at the ocean with the whole family. She laments biblical illiteracy and advocates for the prudent use of “little minutes.” She blogs at Living Our Days, and you can connect with her on Facebook or Twitter.

12 thoughts on “A Confident Faith”

  1. I’m so glad that God has made allowances for our moments (or more) of faithlessness and emotional upheaval. This verse from Psalm 103 came to my mind: “For he knows how weak we are; he remembers we are only dust.” Thanks for your words today on faith and our lack of it!

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