Let’s Be Honest

picture of woman pouring out heartLet’s Be Honest

8 Trust in, lean on, rely on, and have confidence in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts before Him. God is a refuge for us (a fortress and a high tower). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! Psalm 62:8

I have always seen myself as a resilient person, somebody who bounces back easily from adversity. I used to say I was like Tigger from Winnie the Pooh. But I have had some truly difficult trials in my life that I could not bounce back easily from. I “suffered in silence”. But I made a mistake when I did that because I did not run to the one who could really help me.

Just last week I was reading Psalms at the breakfast table. I came across Psalm 62. I was reading Psalms because David was somebody who had many trials in his life but was dearly loved of the Lord. I wanted to see what he had to say about how to manage a trial. As I read, the words “pour out your heart” came flying off the page at me. I knew that the Lord wanted me to pour out my heart to Him.

What does that mean to pour out your heart? I think it means to let out in words all that you are feeling to the One who loves you. So I did. I told the Lord all that I was feeling – my fears, my needs , anxieties, worries and sadness. I put it all out there. I poured out my heart to the Lord. And a wonderful thing happened. I felt better! I felt calmer, relieved and safe again. By pouring out my heart I had taken refuge in Him.

Jesus is Lord!