May 18, 2017. Psalm 26, 40, 58, 61-62, 64
In Order. A Sigh of Relief
There is so much truth and so much that can be taken away from these chapters, you could write more than one devotion from each of these chapters. David has a way of connecting to us even today after thousands of years. It goes to show how amazing our God is, and how His word is so alive.
Take a minute and really ask yourself these next couple of questions.
We are always quick to acknowledge the Lord when we are going through a rough time, or struggling with something in our lives. But when was the last time you took a step back and relaxed in knowing your God is there without some crisis or struggle? When was the last time you let your soul take a sigh of relief in knowing you are his? That is what chapter 62 speaks of.
1 Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
2 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.
Does that not give you that sigh of relief?
5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;
my hope comes from him.
6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
7 My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
8 Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
This is truth. David is writing from experience, after war, betrayal, and personal mistakes. Yet he is able to relax in God.
Our lives get so wrapped up in everything that is going on around us, the drama, family, our jobs, finances, the list goes on. Even when we lay our heads down at night it is difficult to fall asleep thinking about everything. Our minds are exhausted, are souls are exhausted. There is someone who wants to take all of that stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed away, we just have to be willing to give it up to Him.
As difficult as that may be, don’t you want to feel that weight lifted off your shoulders? Don’t you want to be able to take that huge sigh of relief you so desperately need?
Your Heavenly Father is standing there with arms wide open and shoulders full of strength ready to take on your burdens. He wants to be your fortress, your mighty rock, and your refuge. Run to him, cling to him, and take a deep sigh of relief because he has it all under control.