I like reading the Psalms when I’m feeling down. David was so human and expounds on his feelings and thoughts in his writings in such a way that you can’t help but feel like someone is right there with you, understanding your every problem and heartache.
In one of my recent morning quiet times, I was reading Psalm 62 and verse 8 stood out to me.
“Trust in Him at all times.”
The phrase at all times is powerful.
During our lifetime, we’ll journey through many different seasons. There’s going to be lots of highs and probably even more lows in our days. Sometimes you won’t understand what it is that you’re going through. They’ll always be the “why?” moments. There will be times when you feel lost and alone and weak. You’ll experience confusion and doubts. Sadness and unbearable pain will strike you.
In America alone, we are facing tragedy and trauma due to recent weather changes. People are evacuating by the thousands with no promise that their home will be left unscathed by wildfire or hurricane. But heartbreaking as it is, that’s just a few states. Think about the millions of people worldwide who are suffering because of poverty, depression, persecution, family issues, and more. Think about yourself and the private wars you face on a daily basis. It’s hard.
Now why do I speak so realistically about this life? I wish I could write more positively, but the fact is, we’re not going to be happy every moment of the day. And that’s okay. Even Jesus wept (John 11:35).
There’s death in this life. There’s pain and there’s sorrow, be it physical, mental, or emotional.
So, when that time comes where you find yourself in your worst moment, what do you do?
Back to Psalm 62:8.
“Trust in Him at all times.”
At all times means in every time. Every time that you find yourself going through something hard. Every unexpected calamity. Every awful feeling. Every painful doubt. Every wild torment. Every stressful trial. No matter what the situation is, no matter what the feeling is, you have the opportunity, and you most certainly have the permission (we sometimes feel like we don’t) to trust in God. “In God is my salvation and my glory;The rock of my strength,And my refuge, is in God.” (vs. 7)
You see, David knew who was watching over him. His God caught every fallen tear and comforted him in his most depressing times. Although there were seasons where David felt afraid, confused, and so broken in the midst of his turmoils, he still searched for his Lord. He never stopped, no matter how bad it got for him.
That same God is our God and He’s at work today in our own lives. You go ahead and trust in God. Your trouble might not flee that very moment, but you can be certain that God will take His loving arms and wrap them so tight around you, shielding you from your pain.
My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation;He is my defense;I shall not be moved…Trust in Him at all times, you people;Pour out your heart before Him;God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:5-6, 8