TAKE REFUGE IN GOD
If you trust in Jesus and only in Jesus for your salvation, then why are you troubled? “Because of my great care.” Is it not written, “Cast your burden on the Lord” (Psalm 55:22)? “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).
Cannot you trust God for temporals? “Ah! I wish I could.” If you cannot trust God for temporals, how dare you trust him for spirituals? Can you trust him for your soul’s redemption and not rely upon him for a few lesser mercies? Is not God enough for your need, or is his all-sufficiency too narrow for your wants? Do you want another eye beside that of him who sees every secret thing? Is his heart faint? Is his arm weary? If so, seek another God.
But if he be infinite, omnipotent, faithful, true, and all-wise, why have you strayed away so much to seek another confidence? Why do you rake the earth to find another foundation, when this is strong enough to bear all the weight which you can ever build thereon? Christian, mix not your wine with water, do not alloy your gold of faith with the dross of human confidence. Wait only upon God, and let your expectation be from him. Covet not Jonah’s plant, but rest in Jonah’s God. Let the sandy foundations of terrestrial trust be the choice of fools, but do you, like one who foresees the storm, build for yourself an abiding place upon the Rock of Ages.
Adapted from Morning and Evening