This morning as I read my Psalm for today God gently nudged me with His sweet voice. In Psalm 62, David is making a proclamation that his soul finds rest in God alone! This verse is one of my favorites, a huge encouragement to me to find my rest – my everything – in God ALONE.
“My soul finds rest in God alone;
my salvation comes from Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
But, this morning, as I read on, I noticed something new about this Psalm…if you keep reading, at first glance verse 5 seems to be nearly identical to verse 1. But, it’s not.
Here, David is speaking to his soul:
Find rest, O my soul, in God alone.
He is telling himself to find that rest – that everything he needs – in God ALONE. He is reminding himself. He is speaking to his soul.
God told me that I need to be doing that more often. I need to speak His very words outloud to my heart. I need to remind myself to find rest, find everything, in God alone. Oh, how I wish I didn’t need those daily (or moment-by-moment) reminders. But, I do. I need to remind myself so often that this world is not my home. I need to remind myself that His grace has been poured over my life in so many ways. When I speak these truths to my soul, I am boosted, I am encouraged, I am finding my rest in Him. Truly.
This works with gratitude too. The more I list, the more blessed I feel. The more I count these gifts, the more I see His hand of grace everywhere I look. Everywhere!!
Psalm 62 – just what I needed this morning
packing for Belize
David cleaning up the kitchen
rainy days of watching tv/movies
playing Apples to Apples with the girls – lots of laughs! (Thanks Uncle Jon & Aunt Karen!!)
favorite worship songs
hugs and prayers from friends
seeing the enemy at work for what it is – and not letting myself worry over it!!
slowly getting back into a school routine. slowly. 🙂
praying towards a year of faith
watching the body of Christ worship
the birds at our feeders
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