Wednesday, November 9 – Psalm 62:8
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us.
Have you ever been asked to do a trust fall with a group of peers or coworkers? In this exercise you fall back into a group of people who are holding their hands out and trust that they will catch you. Before the exercise, it is easy to say, “I trust you,” but when the time comes, it is hard to put those words into an active trust and fall back without restraint. We often talk about our need to trust God, and while this is easy to talk about, it is harder to put into practice.
When you think about the people you trust the most, typically it is those who know you best—people you have shared life’s joys and sorrows with. As we are there for one another through thick and thin, our trust grows. Conversely, it is hard to trust people we don’t know very well. The call to trust in God always and pour out our hearts to Him go hand in hand. Trusting Him means we are honest with Him about the circumstances that make it hard for us to trust Him. It means calling out to Him like the father who asked Jesus to heal his son from an unclean spirit, “I do believe; help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24). We may not be able to see exactly how things will work out, but we know God is our refuge. We can come to Him and pour out our hearts to Him, knowing He is always worthy of our trust.
- Which do you struggle with more, trusting God or pouring your heart out to Him? Why?
- How do trusting God and pouring your heart out to Him go hand in hand?
- Pray and ask God to help you grow in trust of Him today.