Saturday, June 25, 2011

No really, let go.


When I first started Faith Fridays (all of two weeks ago!), one of my amazing readers shared one of her favorite verses with me, from Psalm 62. I've read verse and psalm in entirety a few times since, and thought I would share it here...she is definitely on to something with citing this psalm!

Psalm 62
 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.” 


I italicized some of the verses/phrases that I found to be especially awesome. I think that this psalm is a great reminder of the presence of God. Just as my reader pointed out to me before, 'Let go and let God' isn't a new sentiment, David had his thumb on it right here in this psalm! "Pour your heart out to the Lord" The phrasing is just perfect there, and so beautiful, isn't it?
He is always listening, and always loves us, no matter what. Even when we get lost, because we all do from time to time...He waits for us to come home and pour our hearts out to Him, taking comfort in knowing that we are children of God.
Truly he is our refuge, just as David wrote in this psalm.

Have you poured your heart out to Him lately?