“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.” Psalm 125:1
The Psalmist begins this Psalm by making a clear description of what it means to trust. He compares those who trust in the Lord to a firm mountain. Moreover, the Psalmist explains how strong and deeply rooted is the faith of a person who decides to place their full trust in God. When comparing those who trust in God with a mountain, the Psalmist clearly illustrates that their faith is strongly grounded and remains firm just as a mountain remains fixed and deeply rooted in their geographical position.
The definition of the word trust is: The strong hope or assurance that a person will act or something will occur as one desires. The Biblical definition of trust is: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1. This is the same trust that is described in Psalm 125. A person that trusts in the Lord has a solid faith. They are firm in their position and they believe with all their heart that they will not be put to shame.
To be able to have this assurance, it is necessary to have a strong anchor that can hold our boat in position so that we can overcome the sea of problems that encounter us. With our strong anchor, we do not have to worry about the waves of doubt that can befall us and we can firmly oppose the satanic tides that rise against us. The primary foundation that enables us to trust and to believe is having the knowledge that God is with us and that He is always on our side Moreover, it is the anchor of faith that holds us firm in the midst of any circumstance.
This is why in verse 2 the Psalmist states: “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.” He describes the geographical position of Jerusalem in order to depict the mighty protection of God. If we pay careful attention, we read that the mountains provide protection for the city because any enemy that would want to attack it would have to walk through very difficult and dangerous roads in order to enter it. In the same way that the mountains protect the Holy City, The Lord God Almighty protects us and the enemy of our souls has to confront the Lord and His army in heaven before reaching us.
Nevertheless, our current circumstances can impart great fear and under fear, we may begin to think that the sea of doubt and the waves of impossibilities will drown us. However, let us not pay attention to the sea of problems or the violent waves! Let us remember that the Lord God Almighty is with us. He said: “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze” (Isaiah 43:2). We need to make this promise our foundation. We will anchor our trust in God so that we can be firm in our position of faith just as a mountain! Amen!