“My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation (my hope) is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be shaken. In God is my salvation and my honor; 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. SELAH”
I attended a Beth Moore bible study this morning and learned something so wonderful that I couldn’t wait to share it with you. The study is David: Seeking a Heart Like His. Today we listened to Beth speak about Psalm 62.
Beth told us to write down the word, wrestle and beneath it the word, rest.
To fully understand and appreciate the rest of God, we most certainly must go through a period of wrestling. Can you see how the two words – the two concepts – are connected? When we are in turmoil, when our hearts are bloodied with the pain of anguish, we learn quickly that only in God can we place our hope – ONLY IN HIM! It is that conclusion that brings us to His rest.
In verse eight, David said, “Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him”.
The Hebrew word for pour is sapak which means “to spill forth, to pour out, to bare one’s soul in sorrow or anger. It literally means to pour out the contents of a vessel.”
David said to pour out your heart before God.
Empty your heart before Him.
Wrestle with your pain and then pour it all out as an offering before the Lord.
When a heart is poured out (emptied) before God, He then can fill it back up with rest, with hope, with encouragement. He can then fill it back up with Jesus Who is our peace.
My soul, hope only in God, for He is my refuge. He is my peace.
Father, Thank You for Beth Moore. What a gift she is to the Body of Christ. I love this message. It is very simple, yet very profound: when we wrestle with our pain and then pour it out to You as an offering, THEN You can fill our hearts with Your goodness, Your rest. Thank You, Father. We give You praise.