Find Rest O My Soul

The Prayer Filled Life - Day 84 - Psalm 62-5-8 - Find Rest O My Soul - Growing As Disciples

The Prayer Filled Life – Day 84 – Psalm 62-5-8 – Find Rest O My Soul – Growing As Disciples

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah Psalm 62:5-8 (NIV)

Pour Out Your Heart

That is something that I have seldom done. What have you seldom done? I seldom poured out my heart to you in prayer. Oh, I have regularly prayed prayers to you. Yes, I have let you know what I want and need. But even then, I have prayed only a small portion of what is in my heart and weighing heavily on my mind. Why haven’t you and why don’t you completely pour out your heart to me? Why not let go of what is in your heart and weighing heavily on your mind? Those are good questions, for which I do not have a good answer. Sometimes, I am very slow to realize what is in my heart and on my mind. Sometimes, I fail to recognize what is weighing me down. Can I make a suggestion to you? Yes, of course you can make a suggestion to me. Wait in silence before me. Come to rest in my presence. Let there be some back and forth between your pouring your heart out to me, and your waiting in silence before me. Do not so quickly think that we are done meeting together in prayer. In moments of silence, as you rest in my presence, I will give you prayers to pray. I will help you to pour out your heart before me. I will help you to know what is in your heart and weighing heavily on your mind. I will help you to let go of what you should not be carrying. In me you will find hope. I am the rock of your salvation. I will be your fortress. Take refuge in me. Place your trust in me at all times. In me, you will never be shaken. Of that, I have no doubt. That’s good.

But let me ask you a few questions now. Go ahead, I’m listening. Will you come to rest in my presence? Will you wait in silence before me? Will you allow me to help you pour out your heart to me in prayer? Will you allow me to fill your life with hope and peace and rest? Will you allow me to be your refuge and fortress? Yes, I will. That will be very good.

Heavenly Father, I will trust in you at all times. You are my refuge and fortress. You are my rock and my salvation. In you alone do I find hope. In you alone do I find rest for my soul. In you alone I will not be shaken. I will pour out my heart in prayer to you. Amen

Key Question…  How would you like to pour out your heart in prayer to God right now?

Living It Out…  Make it your practice to wait in silence before God so you can find rest for your soul.

Seeing It Happen…  Have faith that God will be your refuge and fortress as you pour out your heart to Him.

Get Ready To Share…  Share with another person or your small group how pouring your heart out to God is giving rest to your soul.

Prayer To Bless Others…  May you pour out your heart in prayer to God so you can have rest for your soul.

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In God Alone

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 102 - 62:5-8 - In God Alone - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 102 – 62:5-8 – In God Alone – Growing As Disciples

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.  My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.  Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah Psalm 62:5-8 (NIV)

Find Rest

Is that what you want? Do you want to find rest for your soul? What a timely question. Why is that? I don’t know when I have felt more tired. So yes, I do want to find rest for my soul. What must you do if you want to find rest for your soul? I must slowdown that is for sure. There is too much hurry in my life. I’m guessing that you want me to come to quietly rest in your presence. You want me to wait before you. That is a very good guess. What will happen to you when you quietly rest and silently wait in my presence? I will slow down. I will stop the flurry of activity that is my life. I will draw near to you. I will take time to hear from you. I will listen attentively to you. I will place all my hope and trust in you. I will stop relying on myself. I will come to know that you are my rock and fortress. You are my place of refuge. Storms my swirl about me. But in you I can find rest. In you there is hope. I can take shelter in you when no matter what storm might rage around me. In you, there is peace. In you, there is calm. In you, I will never be shaken. That is true.

What will you do when you come to rest in my presence? Besides, listening to you? Yes, besides listening to me. I don’t want to move too quickly past the idea of listening attentively to you. Why is that? I can never listen too long or too carefully to you. That is true. But I want to know what else you will also do as your rest in my presence. I will pour my heart to you. I will turn all my worries into prayers to you. I will lay my burdens at your feet. I will open my heart and mind and life to you. I will lay my soul bare before you.

What will I do for you as you come to rest in my presence? You will heal me. You will help me. You will revive and refresh and renew me as I take refuge in you. Yes, I will. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I have not always placed all my hope and trust in you. Sometimes, I have relied on something or someone other than you. What a foolish mistake! Forgive me. Thank you for being my rock and fortress and refuge. I will place all my hope and trust in you. Amen

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Find Rest

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 58 - Psalm 62:5-8 - Find Rest - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 58 – Psalm 62:5-8 – Find Rest – Growing As Disciples

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah Psalm 62:5-8 (NIV)  

Sitting Down

I have a hard time doing that. You have a hard time doing what? I have a hard time sitting down. I like to be on the go. I want to be on the move. I want to go places and accomplish things. I want my life to account for something meaningful. I want to be productive. I want my life to have counted for something important. How does what you are saying sound to you? What I am saying sounds a bit off. Something about what I am saying doesn’t sound quite right. Can you identify what sounds a bit off and isn’t quite right? I’m not sure, maybe. I will try. Good. Let me hear your thoughts. There are a lot of “I” statements. Life doesn’t revolve around me. Not once did I ask what you might want. No, you did not. That is a huge problem. Yes, it is. What else can you identify as being problematic? I will never automatically know what you want me to do. Your thoughts are not my thoughts. Your ways are not my ways. Your thoughts and ways are so much higher and far beyond me. Without seeking your guidance and following instructions I am likely to be busy doing what is not your will. Being on the go and constantly moving from one thing to another will no doubt make it so I cannot hear your voice. Why is that? I won’t be listening. I will be chasing after the next great idea and fruitless project. Yes, you will.

What do you think I want you to do? I think that you want me to come to sit down in your presence. Why is that? You want me to come to know you. You want me to be changed. In your presence you will change my heart. In your presence you will transform my mind. You will give me your thoughts to think and words to speak. You will help me to know and do your will. You will make me able to do what is pleasing in your sight. In your presence you will revive, refresh and restore my life. You will be my fortress and strength. You will be my refuge in every storm. Finally, you will make it so I can bear fruit for your kingdom and bring glory to your name. This is all true. So, what will you do? I would like to hear you say it one more time. I will make it my daily pattern and practice to come to sit down in your presence. I will be still before you. I will listen carefully to you. I will trust you. I will rely on you. I will allow you to work in and through my life for your glory. That will be very good. I wholeheartedly agree.

Lord, I will draw near to you, I will come into your presence. I will sit in silence and solitude before you. Speak to me so I can hear you. Guard and guide my life as I pour my heart out before you. You are my rock and salvation. I will place all my trust in you. Amen

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