This morning I read this in Psalm 62:8:
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
I think of the simplicity of trusting in God at all times, of telling Him everything, and of taking refuge in Him—at all times. All times!
I think of David’s circumstances and what he must have poured out from his heart to the Lord. I know I would complain, worry, and live in fear. But when I’m trusting in God, I can pour out my heart differently. Instead of complaining, I can ask for what I need. Instead of worrying, I can ask for what I need. Instead of living in fear, I can ask for what I need.
I love the “all times” idea. David doesn’t say to go to God only in suffering or only in prosperity. He doesn’t tell us to go to God at only important life moments. Instead, we go to God at “all times.” All times means we trust Him for power, wisdom, joy, and peace while we are emptying the dishwasher, grocery shopping, or cooking dinner. We pour out our hearts while driving down the road, while going about our work, and while sitting there in a boring meeting.
No matter what’s happening, we think of trusting, pouring out, and taking refuge today.