Dose of Hope: My soul finds rest in God alone

Dose of Hope: My soul finds rest in God alone - Psalm 62:1

Dose of Hope: He alone is my rock and my salvation - Psalm 62:2a

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Psalm 62:1-2 memory verse card

I’ve been volunteering with my church’s Vacation Bible School this past week (500 kids, praise God! I need a nap). This year’s theme is The Rock based off of Psalm 62:1-2 and I’ve been learning sooo much. Did I mention I’m working with the 4 year olds?!? I pretend I’m there to help them learn, but really I’m learning just as much.

I also love how the New King James translation speaks of our souls waiting for God.

Truly my soul silently waits for God;
From Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
I shall not be greatly moved. – Psalm 62:1-2 (NKJV)

p.s. if you have kids, this song is so cute and great for teaching the verse!

Original photos of Woman In Hat On Beach by Sura Nualpradid and Mist Mountain At Sunrise, Thailand by lkunl from freedigitalphotos.net. Text and overlay added by Stephanie Oh.

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5 comments

  1. Hooray, it’s Stephanie!! Love it when your names comes up as the poster here at Gospel Girls because it means you’re being brave and stepping out from behind the scenes–and I know it’s not easy but I do so enjoy hearing from you and finding out a little more about you. 500 kids, huh? Yeah, I’d say a serious week-long nap is in order!

    It’s interesting how some of the translations use “rest” and some of them use “wait” in Psalm 62. From what I can tell (I’m not super skilled at reading the Hebrew-English lexicon!), the Hebrew means “silence, stillness; rest.” What a refreshing view of the shelter we have in God, a place of stillness and peace. It’s also interesting to ponder the connection between rest and waiting (since we’ve been talking about both here on the blog the past couple weeks). How often do we find waiting to be anything but restful?! But I suppose all our waiting really is waiting on God–and in Him is our rest, our confident hope, our rock of refuge and defense. By extension, I think that means waiting doesn’t have to be as stressful as we often make it. But, man, I’m guessing that might just take a lifetime to really learn!

    Wishing you a joyful and refreshing weekend, Friend!

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    1. Thanks so much, Courtney!
      I think your comment is spot on, and just like you said, it may take me a lifetime to get to the place where I can naturally rest in Him as I wait for Him (because right now waiting rarely feels restful). At least He gives us every day as a new day to practice.
      Hope you had a good weekend, too!

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  2. I love the fact that kids ALWAYS end up teaching me WAY more than I could ever teach them! It’s the exact same with the High Schoolers that I work with in the youth group! I’m so thankful that God teaches us when we think we are going to teach others because it is so humbling and lovely. Thank you for the inspiration :] Happy Sunday!

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    1. Tori, it’s so true!! They may not know it, but I “get” just as much as I give assistant teaching 2nd graders every Sunday. VBS was no different and I secretly wish it lasted longer. Happy Sunday to you, too!

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  3. You know what’s interesting? Last week I just started memorizing Psalm 18. I’m still on like the first 3 or 4 lines (moving really slow) but it’s a similar theme. Love that you picked these two verses for this week!!

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