Tuesday, April 20, 2010

God is My Rock

"God alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will never be shaken."
Psalm 62:2 (NLT)

Psalm 62, a psalm of David, reminds us of God's character. God alone is our salvation, our rock, our stronghold, our refuge. Power belongs to Him, and He is merciful. God repays every man according to his work.

In the midst of opposition, as his enemies plot his destruction, David finds rest in His God and confidently places his trust in the LORD.

King David gives wise counsel to his people, instructing them to always trust in God, rather than men or riches; and, to pour out their hearts to Him, their refuge.

In application to prayer, we too, can begin by praising and thanking God for who He is, then, expressing our concerns to Him and interceding for our descendants (our people), and concluding with more praise and glory to His Name for the things He has done!

Let's pour out our hearts to Him, and pray for our people and their world- their friends, teachers, role models,  and church and political leaders- to:

* Seek God as their rock and refuge, and constant source of stability (Psalm 62:1-27Isaiah  33:6).

* Trust God at all times, rather than men or riches (Psalm 62: 8-10; Proverbs 3:5; Isaiah 26:4).

* Develop habit of prayer, pouring out their hearts to Him (Psalm 62: 8; Jeremiah 33:3).

May you rest in God, your Rock!