Pour Out Your Heart To Him!

“Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. SELAH.” (Psalm 62:8 NASB)

Psalm 62 opens with a contrast between the wickedness and deceitfulness of men, and the faithful refuge that God can be to His people. That is why David says in :5 “My soul, wait in silence for God only, for my hope is in Him.” David knew his deliverance was not going to come from people, but from God. And so is ours today!

And just what kind of hope and refuge is God for His people? We see here in :8:

What kind of “refuge” is God for us?  The kind to Whom you may “pour out your heart before Him (literally “to His face”).  THAT is a word of comfort!  This is “Old Testament”, “Before Christ,” Pre-Incarnation — and God is this kind of caring God, before Whose face His people may pour out their heart.

This should encourage every one of us who feels like we need His presence and help today.  You may indeed draw near to Him — and with even more confidence today, through Christ (see Hebrews 4:16, etc.).  And when you do, you will find a God who will be refuge for you — and One before whom you may share anything you are thinking: fears, confession of sin, jealousies, crushed dreams — ANYTHING! Indeed, He says you may safely “pour out your heart” before His face!

About Shawn Thomas

My blog, shawnethomas.com, features the text of my sermons, book reviews, family life experiences -- as well as a brief overview of the Lifeway "Explore the Bible" lesson for Southern Baptist Sunday School teachers.
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