Reading: Psalm 62: 5-8
Verse Eight: “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge”.
The psalmist calls out from a place we find ourselves from time to time. With all that life can bring, at times we too turn to God for rest from the storms and trials. We do so precisely for the same reason the psalmist does: our hope comes from God. We can find true rest in God alone.
The psalmist uses words to describe God that build our confidence in Him as our source of hope. God is our mighty rock, our refuge, our fortress. These words bring us images of power and security – in this God we can indeed find a place where we can rest. The psalmist also adds, “I will not be shaken”. In this place of rest our God holds us secure.
The psalmist closes this section of Psalm 62 with these words: “Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to Him, for God is our refuge”. It is a clear call to always trust in the Lord. In the good and the bad we are to pour out all that is within us to God – our joys and our sorrows. It is an intimate relationship that God seeks. We are to hold nothing back from God. In all times, God is our refuge. May we make time each day to connect deeply to our rock, our refuge, our fortress, our salvation.