Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8
1 Only in God do I find rest; my salvation comes from him.
2 Only God is my rock and my salvation— my stronghold!—I won’t be shaken anymore.
5 Oh, I must find rest in God only, because my hope comes from him!
6 Only God is my rock and my salvation— my stronghold!—I will not be shaken.
7 My deliverance and glory depend on God. God is my strong rock. My refuge is in God.
8 All you people: Trust in him at all times! Pour out your hearts before him! God is our refuge!
This beautiful Psalm emphasizes the critical importance that we understand there is only one God and in this one God we must set our anchor and then trust it holds. ( Verse 8) Where is your anchor attached? Paper green bills, the changing job market, your retirement, family or is it in the only One who does not change.
I have begun using this Psalm as a prayer/meditation each day. It is a wonderful reminder how easy it is to put worldly things, ever changing things before the God I call Lord. And yet even though I proclaim Yahweh as my Lord, my God, I find that at times I treat Him as a passing friend. God is and needs to be much more than that in life. Who is He for you?
Gracious Father, as I come before you at Your altar this morning help me to look honestly at who or what I anchor my life to. May Your Word echo in my mind and heart as I recommit my energy toward serving You and Your people. Father, guide me within Your church. Help me Lord, not to wander off the path of righteousness. My God, may I anchor my life in You, Your Word, Your Son and the Holy Spirit, for it is in You I can trust all. Lord, thank you for creation, the love I feel daily and the people You have brought into my life. Thank you for the knowledge and the Power in which the Spirit rules. Lord, forgive my sins as I turn and ask all things in the name of Your Son Jesus. Amen
Meet the pastor
Rev. Pastor Carl Schreiber has been serving East Orrington Congregational Church (EOCC) since March 12, 2006