Faith and Thoughts from Psalm 62

I love this Psalm. I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. Psalm 62:1 NLT I am learning to wait quietly with Him. I’ve chosen to slow down my devotional time with Him, and it has brought a fresh peace and blessing to my spirit. Psalm 62:1-2 in The Passion Translation says: I stand silently to listen for the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for the Lord to rescue me. For God alone has become my Savior. He alone is my safe place. In our busy, scary world where is your safe place? Can I remind you today that we have one? We have a safe place we can escape to.

David wrote this psalm while he was in trouble. As we read on, we see he is very clear that he is being hunted by his enemies. What did he do? He encouraged himself in the Lord. Do you feel oppressed, depressed and discouraged today? Go to the Lord. As Louie Giglio has said, learn to linger longer in His presence. Let the Lord begin to speak to you of His help and hope. The Passion Translation goes on in verse 2: His wrap-around presence always protects me. For he is my champion defender; there’s no risk of failure with God. So why would I let worry paralyze me, even when troubles multiply around me? My question to you and to me, “why would I let worry paralyze me into inaction and fear?” We don’t have to. As we wait quietly for His assurance, He comes with hope and grace.

Verse 5-8, in the NLT says Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress, where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. Oh my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge. I encourage you today to trust in Him. Take the time to pour out your heart to him, not just carry the worry and anxiety around with you. Write it down if you need to. When we take the time to really pray and unload our cares to Him, we find they are easier to carry. Cast them upon Him. He for He cares. Do not let the enemy lie to you and tell you it won’t make a difference. Release your faith and try it.

It worked for King David, and it will work for you. The New King James translation says it this way: Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8. It’s all inclusive. No one is left out, including you. He hears you. He sees you. He longs to be that refuge for you. Ask Him to teach you how to find refuge in Him. He longs to show you. He is available right now to be your shelter in the time of any storm. Go to Him.

Father, I thank You that You are always listening to us. You are our safe place. Teach us to run to You sooner, rather than later. To linger longer with You so we can regain strength, hope and discover Your ways through any wilderness we may be facing. We choose to trust You today, knowing we are secure in Your Presence. In Jesus’ Name, amen.

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