#PsalmSunday: Psalm 62

The LORD God is our refuge. He alone is our ever-present help in our time of need. And when is that time? When is the time that we most need God? Is it when we're single? When we get married? When we have children? When we lose our jobs? When people speak well of us? When people speak ill of us? When?

Our "time of need" is all the time. Every living thing's time of needing the Almighty begins from the time life begins. Unfortunately, not all of us know that, or, are mindful of it as often as we ought to be.

We need the LORD our God when we rejoice and when we mourn; for without Christ our God, we don't know how to do anything without sinning. Without Christ, our rejoicing is in ourselves and we do a "Yay me!" dance in our souls and with our mouths. We joy in proclaiming our own goodness and jubilantly share our successes as if we could ever do, or give anything good to anyone without the only One who IS good—GOD Almighty.

Therefore, the only One in whom we know we can wholeheartedly entrust our hearts to, is the LORD, and not another sinner like us. Too often we think our parents, our best friend, our spouse, or even a counselor is the one person that we should and do bear our entire souls to. This is not only a foolish practice, but also sinful one. It is a practice of idolatry. For in this very act of giving all of oneself to anyone except the LORD God, is to break the Greatest Commandment: To love the Lord our God with all our heart and with all our soul and with all our mind and with all our strength.

No human being, saved or unsaved is qualified to bear everything you have to offer. They will either misjudge and hate you for what you've shared, or they will misjudge and hate those whom you've wrongly spoken ill of. Don't tempt others to sin. Bear your entire souls to the LORD alone, and prayerfully consider what you ought to share with others in accordance with Ephesians 4:29.