The last two weeks have been… what’s the right word?
Crazy. Insane. Confusing. Complicated. Completely unpredictable.
So when I found this verse, I felt it was an appropriate thing to keep at the forefront of my mind for the near future.
Trust in Him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts before Him; God is a refuge for us. Psalm 62:8
I dont’ know why, but growing up, I always thought God was mad at me. Maybe it was being born into a Southern Baptist Church. Maybe it was going to private Christian schools were legalism seemed to creep into doctrine here and there. Or maybe it was simply because the idea of grace was so far beyond my mental reach. After all, I got spanked and grounded with the best of ’em.
But at 27, I’m finally coming to the realization that God, is in fact, not in a bad mood.
The wrath and judgement that I deserve was completely poured out and absorbed on the Cross by Christ Himself. All that’s left for me to receive is grace. The only thing that God sees when He looks at me is purity, holiness, and righteousness. Imparted to me as a free gift of God, by grace, through faith.
I have been freed to be in the presence of God, not in condemnation or judgement, but in right standing before Him.
So when David says “pour out your hearts before Him,” it’s an invitation to a place where we are welcome, invited, waited for, and wholly safe.
We can come, unencumbered by sin and shame, to make declarations of gratitude, humbly confess our brokeness, and petition for God to see our hurt and bring healing, hear our fear and bring deliverance, see our weakness and grant us strength, and see our wanting state and bring fulfillment through fellowship with His spirit.