Psalm 62: Trust in God Alone In Him my soul is a rest.
Psalm 62: Trust in God Alone
1 For the leader; ‘al Jeduthun. A psalm of David.
2 Only in God is my soul at rest;
from him comes my salvation.
3 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all.
4 How long will you set upon a man
and all together beat him down
as though he were a sagging fence, a battered wall?
5 Truly from my place on high they plan to dislodge me;
they delight in lies;
They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.
6 Only in God be at rest, my soul,
for from him comes my hope.
7 He only is my rock and my salvation,
my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed.
8 With God is my safety and my glory,
he is the rock of my strength;
my refuge is in God.
9 Trust in him at all times, O my people!
Pour out your hearts before him;
God is our refuge!
10 Only a breath are mortal men;
an illusion are men of rank;
In a balance they prove lighter,
all together, than a breath.
11 Trust not in extortion;
in plunder take no empty pride;
though wealth abound, set not your heart upon it.
12 One thing God said; these two things which I heard:
that power belongs to God, and yours, O Lord, is kindness;
and that you render to everyone according to his deeds.
Psalm 62: Trust in God Alone is a great prayer of praise and trust in God. In verse 8, we acknowledge God as our rock and refuge. As Catholics, we know that the Church (built by Christ on Peter, the rock) is also our rock and refuge, a place where we can receive the sacraments and learn more about God as we draw closer to Him. The message fo Psalm 62 is beautiful: when we keep our focus on God, trusting and relying on Him, we can remain undisturbed by the distractions of the world around us that try to pull us away from Him. Remember verses 2 and 3: 2 Only in God is my soul at rest; from him comes my salvation. 3 He only is my rock and my salvation, my stronghold; I shall not be disturbed at all. May we not be disturbed at all, but cling to God, our rock and salvation. In Him, our souls can be at rest.
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