The book of Psalms teaches the way of salvation and reveals our Savior through his suffering. Aspects of our relationship with the Lord can be seen throughout the book. As a Christian we always have someone to turn to.
Psalms 62: 5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. 9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity. 10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart upon them. 11 God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: for thou renderest to every man according to his work.
These verses remind us of the fact that as Christians we have someone to count on. He’s a friend. He’s a refuge. Throughout life we’ve had someone in hard times. In down times God provides. As a child, if we fell and hurt ourselves or had a bad day at school we could turn to dad and mom for help and advice. Through life there have always been those to turn to in our time of need. We have good friends in the Lord but we may be physically separated from them when we need them. At all times, in all situations, in all locations our best friend is there with us. He is the Lord. Thank God for friends and family, but the Lord is always there.
People want you to trust the world system. Satan wants us to take his way. As the Lord uses people to be a rock to us, the devil does the same with the world. He can appear trustworthy, but he’s not. You can’t truly and completely trust a person who doesn’t know God. It’s too easy for the devil to get to them and influence them. I was used by Satan to influence my friends to sin before I got saved. After I accepted Jesus they saw the sinful influence gone. I’m thankful to see some of them saved now. You never know what you’ll need next but the Lord will provide something or someone. He uses us to be a support for others.
Verse 8 says Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. I’ve lost confidence in our country and its leaders. The thinking and sensibility of people is just gone and causing others to trust in lies. I’m glad we have each other in these untrustworthy times. Trust in him at all times because he can be trusted at all times. He’s our Rock, our Salvation, our Defense—morning, afternoon and midnight—God is awake and we can trust him.
There are things that even our closest friends don’t know about us. God knows already. We can pour out our heart because he knows us. Even knowing us, he still shows mercy. He could put us in those balances at any time. When we call on him and pour our heart to him, instead of sending judgment he shows mercy. In John 13 Jesus knew what the disciples would do in a short amount of time yet he still washed their feet. You can trust someone like that. We can’t trust ourselves. The Bible says our heart is desperately wicked. We don’t see it as we should. We have someone who does and we can lean on him.
I see sinking sand when I look at the world today but Jesus is the Rock. He puts a foundation under us. Those building in sinking sand will be swept away. We’ll make it because he is our refuge. All mine. All yours.
Verse 11 says God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto –politics? No. To the rich? No. To the celebrities? No. Power belongs unto God. All the power that the devil can muster can’t even compare to the power of God. Jesus said all power in heaven and earth was given to him. He’s still keeping good his promise. I don’t carry the Lord around; he carries me. God only needs to speak once but we need to keep listening and hearing him. He hasn’t quit speaking; people have quit listening. I need to listen every day, all through the day. What he told us before he’ll tell us in the days ahead. The same word will keep us. We just need to keep our ears open to hear.
Thank God for someone to turn to. We experienced grace today; we’ll need it tomorrow. We’ll have him to turn to. We can do so every step of the way. Never forget that. Whatever comes or goes, we have Someone to turn to!