March 19, 2019
Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. (Psalm 62:8)
There are many moments in life when the greatest need is to unleash your concerns to another. To let the deepest worries and burdens of your heart be known to another. Sometimes we need to just be heard or to process aloud before a caring heart. Often, we need some good counsel in response.
For David—who often had such burdens—there was a place where this was done best. God was his confidant and counselor. He could trust God "at all times." There was no worry of condemnation, gossip, or carelessness with Him. Nothing said in that throne room that would come back on him. Not only would God listen to his concerns, but God knew exactly what to give David in reply.
GOD HAS NOT CHANGED
He is there and He is not silent. It is amazing that Jesus wants this from us. In fact, He invites us to this intimacy. We must understand that He is a God who is perfect in every way. Perfect in love and understanding; perfect in counsel; perfect in needed correction; perfect in patience.
ARE YOU TROUBLED?
Peter would later remind us to cast all our cares upon Him, because "He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7). Don't seek others to hear your woes before you discharge them in prayer to the One-Who-Knows-and-Loves-You-Best. You might be surprised at what you will receive there.
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“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” (C.S. Lewis)
God has placed in us, I believe, a deep desire for satisfaction and joy. We look everywhere in the world for that which will fill our souls—sex, food, money, relationships, prestige and reputation, comfort. Most of our financial troubles come, for instance, because we are spending more than we should to try to gain this elusive joy.
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