Scripture: Psalm 62
Key verses: (1-2) “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from God comes my salvation. God alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall never be shaken.“
Reflection: Do you trust in God no matter what is happening in your life? When life is going well, it is easy to trust in our own strength. But, when hardship or illness strike, it can feel like God is a million miles away. At times like this, we may question whether God hears our prayers or cares about what is happening to us. This psalm reminds us that God is a refuge for us no matter how we feel. We are challenged to wait in silence. This can be lonely, but we are not alone.
Every day, no matter our circumstances, we are called to place our trust in God. Most of us only do this when we have to face something that scares us, usually something terrible. We are much more comfortable handling our lives on our own, in our own strength. But, over time we discover we don’t have the strength or resources to hold up under every kind of stressful situation. This psalm reminds us: to lay our burdens down and hope in God; to rest in God’s deliverance and learn to trust; to let God’s strength lighten the load and change our perspective. Let us encourage one another to trust in God’s power and not forget to reach out to help each other, when needed. We can remind each other, by our presence with one another, that God is our hope in the good times and in the bad. God is our rock and our salvation.
Prayer: Faithful God, help us to trust in your love during times of challenge. Through your power may we find rest in you. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Author: Deborah Conner
[Scripture quotations are from New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved].