A reflection on Psalm 62:5-8
“Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
Last week we thought about how we need to remember or to not forget WHO our God is, that One who made the world, and who rescued His ancient people Israel, but who ultimately sent His Son to rescue all those who would trust in Jesus.
When we realise WHO He is, we can have confident trust in Him, not because we will not face difficulties, but because He is with us and gives us promises through and beyond these difficulties, be it in life or death. Whether through sickness or in health, turmoil or joy, we can have confident trust when we realise WHO God is.
David in fact here in this Psalm could say to himself, ‘find rest… in God alone, my hope comes from Him’. He had such confidence in WHO God was and that he did not need to fear the many difficulties he faced, not because he knew the outcome of the difficulties but because He knew God who holds everything together and that nothing escapes His grasp and sovereign will.
But the part in the Psalm that I love so much, and have recently sought to encourage some people with is this: “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.”
And I want to encourage you today to realise yes, WHO HE is, but in that realisation to trust Him, and because of that to pour out your heart to Him. This is a provision like nothing else, that the One who made the stars and spoke the world into existence – even the One we have not loved well, and whose creation we have spurned.
He comes to rescue us, to bring us into relationship with Him and He invites us to come and pour out our troubles before Him.
See and realise that you too can trust Him with all your burdens, because of WHO He is. The ever-faithful One, always true and good, just and merciful, loving and gracious, kind and wise.
So, let me encourage you: