For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
3 How long will you assault me?
Would all of you throw me down—
this leaning wall, this tottering fence?
4 Surely they intend to topple me
from my lofty place;
they take delight in lies.
With their mouths they bless,
but in their hearts they curse.
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
9 Surely the lowborn are but a breath,
the highborn are but a lie.
If weighed on a balance, they are nothing;
together they are only a breath.
10 Do not trust in extortion
or put vain hope in stolen goods;
though your riches increase,
do not set your heart on them.
11 One thing God has spoken,
two things I have heard:
“Power belongs to you, God,
12 and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”;
and, “You reward everyone
according to what they have done.”
(Psalm 62, NIV)
Let’s take some time to listen as King David pours out his heart to the Lord:
- Quiet confidence – in Him
- Rest (v. 1) – in Him
- Protection (fortress, v. 2, 6) – in Him
- Hope (v. 5) – in Him
- Trust (v. 8) – in Him
- Our confidante, our “listening ear” (we can pour out our hearts, v. 8) – in HIm
- Power to set things right (v. 11) – in Him
- Love (v. 12) – in HIm
- Blessing (reward, v. 12) – in Him
David wrote about a God he knew but had never seen.
We see all of David’s references to God fulfilled in God made flesh among us – Jesus Christ.
Take some time to re-read this psalm, seeing all references to God in Jesus, and making this your own prayer.
May verse 8 be your watchword, your “carry-with-you” verse for the day:
I trust in Jesus at all times;
I pour out my heart to Jesus,
for Jesus is my refuge.