Read Psalm 62

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
                I shall never be shaken.
How long will you assail a person, will you batter your victim, all of you,
                as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence.
They take pleasure in falsehood;
                they bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.  
For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
On God rests my deliverance and my honor;
                my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.
Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him;
                God is a refuge for us.  
Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion;             in the balances they go up; they are together lighter than a breath.
Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hopes on robbery;
                if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this:
                that power belongs to God,
                 and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord.
For you repay to all according to their work.

 

From Dorothy Brownlee,

Chapel Hill Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Wellsburg

      In today’s world who can you trust?  The first three definitions of trust in the dictionary are: 1) a firm belief in honesty, truth, justice, 2) faith, 3) hope.  These sound like a description of God and his Son, Jesus Christ. I don’t listen to many news programs, I don’t trust them. I stopped listening when the events of 9/11 happened.  At the end of each day I tried to sit in silence and listen for God’s voice.  I wanted to trust that God was in control, no matter what anyone reported.

      A few years later during a moment of silence and listening, I felt called to answer “yes” to the Woman-to-Woman Worldwide journey to Bosnia in 2007 for Disciples Women. It was there that I heard people trust God. I listened to Jewish, Orthodox and Muslim women tell of running for their lives as windows, buildings, and people shattered around them, and then heard them say “Allah be praised,” “God be praised,” “He is so good.” God (by whatever name we call God) is our refuge in all times, in all places, to all people.

God, lead us on this journey to a deep and abiding trust.

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