Monday, May 30, 2011

Psalm 62

I have been really bad with doing  my Bible study lately. I have started letting other things become more important.  which is really quite silly.  You would think after the many, many times of falling behind, become anxious, realizing I just need some God time, and getting back on track that I would do better. False. Woot for human nature.  It's a grand thing that Jesus loves us.  And is gracious. And forgiving. And extends His love unconditionally.

So, I cracked my Bible today. (I really miss being in the Word...silly me)  Whenever I do this, I always tend to start with Psalm 63... because it is my favorite ever.  So I read it... and then Psalm 62 caught my eye:

My soul finds rest in God alone
      My salvation comes from Him
He alone is my rock and my salvation
He is my fortress
     I will never be shaken
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 will not be shaken
My salvation and my honor depend on God
He is my mighty rock, my refuge

Trust in Him at all times
Pour out your hearts to Him
     For God is our refuge

It is so interesting to me how many times it is stated in this Psalm that GOD ALONE provides rest, salvation, protection, refuge, honor.... How often do we think we can handle things on our own?  How often do we get caught up in daily living and forget about our Savior?  How often do we try to satisfy these needs on our own?  It seems silly as we think about it, but we all are guilty.
After he lists all of these things that God is and does, he makes a simple statement:
Trust in God. Pour out your heart to Him.
I mean, look at all He has done.  Look at who He is.  Why would we withhold any part of our lives or our selves from him?  He already accepts us.  He already saves us.  All we have to do is Trust Him.  Let Him love us.  Share with him our fears, failures, joys...

He is my fortress... I will not be shaken

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