When David wrote Psalm 62, he was in a desperate situation. Men, who were full of evil, were scheming against David, and even threatening to kill him.
David did what he usually did when he found himself in dire straits, he looked to God for help. Psalm 62:7-8, gives you a glimpse into the mind of this troubled king, and reveals his concept of God:
In God is my salvation and my glory;
The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
Notice the first word in each of the last three lines:
- Trust: You are to trust God in the good times as well as the bad.
- Pour: Instead of trying to fight your battles by yourself, confide in God and pour your heart out to Him in prayer.
- God: To really comprehend this verse, you need to make four sentences out of it, and contemplate each one of them:
- God (Creator of Heaven and Earth)
- God is (Not was; He is a present tense God)
- God is a refuge (Fortress and place of safety)
- God is a refuge for us. The Creator of all is always present as a fortress to meet your personal needs)
Celebrate the goodness of God today and praise Him because He is your salvation and your glory; the rock of your strength, and He is your refuge.