Psalms 61, 62, 65
Focus Verse: Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah. – Psalm 62:8
Through this Scripture verse, David gives three instructional reminders:
First, trust in God. Not only when times are good, and not only when they’re bad, but at all times. God’s goodness and mercy never changes; therefore, there is no reason for your trust in Him to change. Do not trust in yourself or in wealth, power, people, education, or privileges; but in God alone and in God only. For material blessings and spiritual blessings, for needs and wants to be fulfilled, for temporal and eternal riches – trust in God. There is never a time when He cannot be trusted. In times of struggle, trust Him for strength. In times of loneliness, trust Him for friendship. In times of darkness, trust Him for light.
Second, pour out your heart to God. Tell your Heavenly Father all the dreams, desires, goals, hopes, wishes, cares, worries, griefs, and concerns of your heart. Talk to Him freely. Talk to Him openly. Talk to Him honestly. Talk to Him often, with confidence that He hears you and will give you all that you ask of Him. Make known to God all that is in your heart. Any need that you have, He can meet it. Any prayer that you pray, He can answer it. Any trouble that you’re in, He can deliver you from it.
Third, remember that God is a refuge. God was not only David’s refuge, but He is your refuge and my refuge, too. He is “a refuge for us.” Whenever the need arises, you can run to God and find safety and comfort in Him. He is the only refuge you need.