Verse of the Day Devotion: Psalm 62:8
“Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.” – Psalm 62:8
Who do we trust in this life? Who do we go to first in difficult times? We all know people who help us when difficult times come. It could be family or friends, or an agency that specializes in what we are struggling with. It is good to seek help from good people we know and trust. However, the first place we should go is to the one who can help us no matter the situation, who knows everything about us, past, present, and future. And the one who loves us more than anyone else could ever love us. And that person is our Almighty God.
King David saw Him as that one person who He went to in times of trouble. “My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2. David here is expressing his absolute trust and confidence in God. He waits patiently for Him, the one who has promised him salvation from all trials. He understands that by placing his trust in God, he will not be greatly shaken. Notice the word greatly in verse two. He may feel some consternation due to what the enemy does, however he trusts that no matter what happens, he is never alone.
He then calls out his enemies. “How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah.” Psalm 62:3-4. How long will you come against me in your hatred? You are ready to destroy others, however, in this you will be destroyed. His faith was strong in the protection of God. Then he declares that no matter what happens, it is only God he will go to. “My soul; wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.” Psalm 62:5-7. David makes it very clear that his trust lies completely in the Lord. He will only place his trust in Him, for no one else can provide the safety and peace he needs and desires. Note the end of verse six. ‘I shall not be shaken’. See the difference in this and verse 2.
Then he calls out to those who may read this. “Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.” Psalm 62:8. He tells his readers that it is imperative that they trust fully in God no matter the situation they find themselves in. And not just at certain times, but in all times. And tell Him everything, hold nothing back. He knows everything about everything, but you show your trust by giving Him everything.
I want to encourage everyone reading this to do as David did, to wait in silence on God to work on your behalf. We must trust in Him completely, for He is our rock and our salvation. Be patient and meditate on His goodness and love, as well as His promise that He will never leave or forsake us. I also want to remind everybody what my favorite verse in the scriptures, and it is extremely relevant in all situations. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28. He has promised this for us, and He always keeps His promises. Be at peace, for He is our Prince of Peace, and this is His desire for us.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.