Psalm 62 [Guest Post by Lauren]

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Lauren from Marked by Grace is an inspiring young woman. Read her words about the Word and find some encouragement.

Have you ever found a piece of scripture that you’ve never read? You find yourself absorbed in its amazing truth and you feel like you’ve discovered a treasure. This happened to me when I read Psalm 62. It was almost like He was whispering these words straight into my ear. They were written just for me, from my Savior, my Redeemer, and my Everything.

He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.”
Psalm 62:2

Are there times in your life where you feel shaken? Life feels rocky and it seems that every step you take is making you stumble and fall beneath your feet. I have great news for you sisters, the Lord is our firm foundation. Through the strongest winds and the roughest seas, He is firm. You can rest on Him and He will carry you through every storm, trial, or crisis. 

…my hope is from Him..” 
Psalm 62:5 

Five words. Five words in the passage that can be so easily overlooked. Although they may seem insignificant, they practically jumped off the page when I first read them. I find myself saying quite often that my hope is in Him. But this is the first time I’ve thought of my hope being from Him. How refreshing is that? That even such a small thing like hope, comes directly from Him and is freely given to us. 

“…pour out your heart before Him…”
Psalm 62:8

Our God is such a loving and merciful God. He wants to know me and every part of my messed up heart. So it is my charge to you ladies, pour out your hearts. He doesn’t want us to speak our “Christianese” and use words like “thou” and “justification”. My mentor told me once to tell Him everything. If you are upset, tell Him. If you are happy, tell Him. He wants to know. Also, drown yourself in His word. How can you know how to listen to His voice if you don’t know what it sounds like?

“…that power belongs to God, and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.” 
Psalm 62:11-12

I love the dictionary’s definition of steadfast. “Resolutely and dutifully firm and unwavering.”I just got chills. Whether you are married, single, or in a relationship, I can tell you that most of our “significant others” will ever be able to compare to that kind of love. Do they love us? Of course. More than our Savior? No. I’m sure you all have heard the song “Furious” by Jeremy Riddle. (If not, check it out here!) His love for us sweet, deep, wild, and furious. It cannot be tamed and it will never run dry. Because I’m a nerd, I also looked up the word resolute in the dictionary. I was amazed and awestruck by the results. You know what it said? “Firm or determined” Do we see a pattern here? Yeah, so do I.