In God We Trust
Lord God, I thank You for Your timeless Word. Speak a timely word to me from it today.
Read Psalm 62:1-12
 For the director of music. For Jeduthun. A psalm of David. Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.  How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw me down- this leaning wall, this tottering fence?  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.  Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.  Truly he 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, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.  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.  Do not trust in extortion or put vain hope in stolen goods; though your riches increase, do not set your heart on them.  One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God,  and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.” Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 International Bible Society. All rights reserved throughout the world. Used by permission of International Bible Society.
ReflectWhat benefits come from resting in God alone?
As Christians, we can sometimes be troubled by displays of human power, by the influence of wealth, and even by the apparent profitability of sinful living. It seems reasonable, as the Psalmist does, to liken this struggle to enemy siege-engines against a swaying rampart (3). The resulting stress in our lives can be seen on faces everywhere and even on our own face as we look in a mirror. How can we deal with it? The psalmist seems to have found the secret. It is not in psychological conditioning or practicing relaxation, but in God alone. (1-2,5-7). The One who is our rock, our salvation, our fortress, our refuge, can surely provide the resources we need so that we can live confident, secure lives (2,6). To trust in God alone is to trust him fully and to make him the first priority of daily living. We must early and earnestly seek him (Psa. 63:1) in our decisions, big and small, in our devotions, and in our difficulties. When we do this, the peace of God can stand guard at the doorway of our hearts (Phil. 4:7) so that we can live with inner peace.
Are circumstances troubling you? If so, pray and make a commitment to put God first and trust in him.
Sovereign Lord, help me to keep my heart focused on You, so that I will stand firm for You at all times.
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