I once was lost, but now am found
Was blind but now I see
Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. (Ps. 62:1)
David’s soul finds rest in God, his help and his shield. Despite fears and struggles, his mind, heart, and will are fixed on heaven. He has silenced his mind, teaching it to be still, setting his thoughts on God. He has silenced his heart, quenching the loud cry of desire that roars within, setting his affections on the Word of God. He has silenced his will, denying it the voice of self-desire but making it an echo of God’s soft, gentle voice deep within him and recognized by his conscience. In silent expectation David has peace within. David waits for God.
When we are tossed about on the troubled seas of fear and doubt, let us seize the anchor of faith, setting our mind, our heart, and our will on the Word of God, source of comfort and peace, a very present help in times of trouble. Let us trust God, anchored in Him to carry us through the storms of life. The dangers, toils, and snares we encounter in this life unable to cause us to lose footing on the Solid Rock. Yesterday’s clamoring fears have become today’s defeated foes. As our faith increases, so does our hope swell into a great victory. God is our safety and security in life. In Him lies our hope, our comfort, and our peace. Let us fine tune our compass to the True North, the grace of God, as we navigate our lives this week.
What doubts and fears are plaguing you today? Won’t you cast your cares upon the Lord? You know He wants you to. Be strong and of good courage, fear not, do not be afraid for the Lord your God goes with you, He will not fail you or forsake you (Duet. 31:6). Today is the perfect day to quiet your mind, your heart, and your will. Place your hope in the Lord and quiet your soul. God is offering you peace when you rely on Him to carry you through the storm. Like a baby resting with his mother, content oblivious to fear or doubt, so can you be when you cast your doubts and fears on Jesus, replacing them with the grace of God who goes with you. Let the wellspring of life burst forth from the depths of your being. Join your voice with John Newton, hardened man-of-the-sea-turned-believer, and sing out “I once was lost, but now am found, was blind but now I see.”