Weed Out Worry – Eliminate Worry
David wrote this psalm after his own son, Absalom, had staged a coup and had himself crowned king. David and his men (see 2 Samuel 15-19), fled Jerusalem and retreated across the Jordan River.
Eventually, in a battle there, Absalom was killed and his army defeated. David was reinstated as king and returned to his capital.
Interact with God’s Word: Psalm 62:1-8
- From ground level (vv. 3-4) how does David describe his situation?
- Do you think David feels resentment toward those who’ve placed him in harm’s way?
- How does David believe his antagonists evaluate his position?
- How does a “bird’s-eye” view (v. 7) alter the equation?
- What key conviction about God does David repeat (vv. 1-2 & 5-6) to shore up his own confidence?
- What does David see as his appropriate response to this confidence?
- Why did David write so many psalms? What is his advice to his people (v. 8) when they face periods of stress?
- Do you find that laying out your anxieties before God in prayer releases tensions you’ve been feeling?
Spend Time in Prayer: Ask God to forgive you for worrying and for forgetting how much He loves you and cares for you.
1 I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him. 2 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken. 3 So many enemies against one man—all of them trying to kill me. To them I’m just a broken-down wall or a tottering fence.
4 They plan to topple me from my high position. They delight in telling lies about me. They praise me to my face but curse me in their hearts. 5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
7 My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. 8 O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.