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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