Psalm 125:1- Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore.

These first two verses of Psalm 125 provide a great picture of the security of the believer; of those who place their trust in the LORD. Those who trust in the LORD are likened to Mount Zion (where Jersalem was built).

Much like the mountain on which the City of David rested, those who take refuge in the LORD cannot be shaken. We have an unshakeable security that comes from having been reconciled to the God who is more immoveable than the very foundations of the earth.

True safety and security is found in Him and nowhere else.

Notice how the psalmist speaks of the LORD surrounding his people “from this time forth and forevermore”. Believers have not only been placed on a firm and sure foundation which can’t be moved, but we can also be assured of the LORD’s presence with us forever. He has promised to never leave nor forsake his people.

To be sure, none of these truths exempt us from the troubles and hardships that come from living in a fallen world, but they should be a great source of joy, encouragement, and strength to persevere through tough times.

It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you;he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8