Abide, Trust and Be Still: a Reflection on Psalm 15, Psalm 21, Genesis 18:1-16, Hebrews 10:26-39 and
Jesus stilled the water and the disciples’ fear subsided. Sarah and Abraham eventually trusted God that they could be parents at their late age. The psalmist writes that when we trust in the LORD we will not be moved, because we are anchored in his steadfast love. Perhaps the greatest sin I persist in is unbelief. God help me in my unbelief. I desire to fully bank my hope on and in your promises to me. Only in your grace may I walk blamelessly with you, do what is right, speak the truth from my heart, not slander, honor those who fear you, not lend money with interest, keep my oath even to my harm, do no evil to my friends, not take up a reproach against my neighbor and not take a bribe against the innocent. Father, I am broken. But in and through your Son I am being “fixed.” I will abide in you, trust you and be still in you. Help me God!
Scripture texts are taken from the two-year daily lectionary cycle which follows the liturgical calendar and begins on the First Sunday of Advent.