God is the God Of Salvation.
I am not the God of salvation. You are not the God of salvation. God is the God of salvation.
Our five-year-old grandson told his mom that he was the protector of their home, because he is the only one who isn’t old or a baby. It was really cute and comical, but on some level, he has volunteered to take on a responsibility that is not his to take.
I do the same thing regarding the salvation of prodigals. I sometimes have to repent for trying to save prodigals, trying to be truth in their lives, trying to be God in someone’s life, and for telling God how to do His job. I’ve had to repent of times I felt God couldn’t save them without me, times I’ve acted that way, times I’ve prayed that way. How wonderful it is to be forgiven and set free from the responsibilities I placed on myself in error.
I am not the God of salvation. He is.
You are not the God of salvation. He is.
Their salvation is not up to me. It’s not up to you. It’s up to God. “In God is [our] salvation” (Psalm 62:7).
The kingdom is not ours. The kingdom belongs to the King (1 Chronicles 29:11). He alone rules the kingdom, protects the kingdom, decides who can be in the kingdom, provides for the kingdom, fights for the kingdom, and wins victories for the kingdom.
Every battle He fights, He wins.
When He begins a good work, and that is the only kind He begins, it will be completed (Philippians 1:6). When the Lord opens a door, it cannot be shut, and when He closes a door, it cannot be opened (Revelation 3:7). The enemy cannot stop God, nor can he stop the completion of God’s good work. He cannot stop God from answering prayer, nor can he stop God’s saving any prodigal and bringing them back to life in Him. Psalm 68:20 says, “Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.”
We can rest in knowing God is the God of salvation, and that He is the King of the kingdom. The kingdom is His, and we can truly trust Him to reign appropriately and powerfully and effectively. We can rejoice in His salvation (Psalm 20:5).
“Therefore I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; My God will hear me” (Micah 7:7).
Now, doesn’t that help us rest more easily?