Day 132

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Psalms 61-62; 64-67

Leah Smith, Student Ministry Support & wife of Pastor Levi

Through the last few years I have been studying through the book of Psalms, taking each one and making it a personal prayer and praising God all along the way. Of these six passages, chapter 62 spoke to me the most.

The words spoken through David are so powerful and worshipful I can only send my praise to God through every word written on the page. Before David speaks of anything else, the first thing he says is, “My soul find rest in God alone.” How often are we completely content with everything in life, that we can truly say we have found rest in only God. Well, I’d be lying if I said that were true for myself. My perfectionism and desire to control my life seems to take the wheel. But how great is that reminder when faced with anything this life throws our way. Before we worry or jump to something unnecessary, we need to remember that God is in control, and to place all of our faith and hope in Him. That is the only way we will truly “find rest.” Our trials in life will always be ongoing as long as we live, but our outlook on life will be relieved when we rest on His truth. We should always feel secure and safe when we go to the Father. I pray that would be my first instinct instead of trying to handle anything on my own. Thank you LORD for reminding me that life is way too short to worry. Let God handle it. He is strong enough. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress and I will not be shaken (vs. 6).

Even though we all face trying times in our lives, Lord help us to remember to make praise a habit and not just a thought.

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5 responses »

  1. Leah,,
    Thank you for your encouraging and thoughtful reflections on these verses. I need to focus on the verse you cited “My soul find rest in God alone.” If we make praise a habit it will help us to be thankful for all He does each day.

  2. Psalm 66:10 For you, God, tested us;
    you refined us like silver.
    11 You brought us into prison
    and laid burdens on our backs.
    12 You let people ride over our heads;
    we went through fire and water,
    but you brought us to a place of abundance.
    Father, thank You for being with me in the trials and in prison. Thank You for Your Presence, Power and Your Strength while I am carrying burdens, in persecution and through fire and flood. Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance Your abundance that comes after this refining. Thank You for the heritage of those who fear, revere and worship You and know (YADA) the power of the Name of Jesus. (Ps 61:5)

  3. “My soul finds rest in God alone”…Lord, may this become our truth!
    Thank you, Leah, for your wise,timely and profound encouragement this morning~

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