Continuous Trust in Jehovah
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Psalm 62: 8 (KJV)
8Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah
A beautiful refrain is this to our life-song, “Trust in Him at all times”–in youth, in age, in sorrow, in joy, in poverty, in wealth; at all times, in good harvests and in bad harvests, in the wilderness and in the garden, on the firm earth and on the tumultuous sea; at all times, until time itself has mingled with eternity. (J. Parker, D. D.)
This exhortation which can be viewed in a general sense addressed to all persons, in all circumstances, and at all times, is founded on the personal experience of the psalmist, and on the views which he had of the character of God, as worthy of universal confidence. David had found him worthy of such confidence; he now exhorts all others to make the same trial, and to put their trust in God in like manner. What he had found God to be, all others would find him to be. His own experience of God‘s goodness and mercy – of his gracious interposition in the time of trouble – had been such that he could confidently exhort all others, in similar circumstances, to make the same trial of his love. may be granted. It is desirable that this state of mind should be produced; and when it is produced, the prayer is answered.
However, the address here is to his loyal subjects, who had been faint hearten. He exhorts them to trust only and fully in God. As a military order it was worthy this unequaled theocratic sovereign, and was more effective, morally, at this hour, than the loudest preaching.
The idea is, that the heart becomes tender and soft, so that its feelings and desires flow out as water, and all its emotions, all its wishes, its sorrows, its troubles, are poured out before God. All that is in our hearts may be made known to God. There is not a desire which he cannot gratify; not a trouble in which he cannot relieve us; not a danger in which he cannot defend us. And, in like manner there is not a spiritual want in which he will not feel a deep interest, nor a danger to our souls from which he will not be ready to deliver us. Much more freely than to any earthly parent – to a father, or even to a mother – may we make mention of all our troubles, little or great, before God.
This is a source of encouragement to and for us by the psalmist example. We need to look, listen and learn to trust in God. Pour out our heart before him. We are to make known to him all the desires, cares, and griefs of our hearts freely and frequently, with confident expectation of obtaining what we want or desire from Him. God is a refuge for us and not only, my refuge, Psalms 62:7, but a refuge for us all, even as many as will flee to Him, and take shelter in Him.
Have a great and God filled day!