Our One Helper

Read: Psalm 62:1-12

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. (v. 8)

David had wrestled with many problems and had learned that there was only one who could help him—the Living God. “He alone is my rock” (v. 2). “He only is my rock and my salvation” (v. 6).

I, too, have had many problems, the worst being the cancer that I am now battling. I have found the word of the psalmist to be true. These problems have driven me closer and closer to the loving heart of God. I am learning to lean wholly on the grace of God.

Whatever your problem, my friend, the inspired Word of God invites you to find your help in him. “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (v. 8).

We live in a world where many people put their trust in other sources of help. The one that I see all around me is the accumulation of wealth. For many people, getting rich is the source of confidence and security. The psalmist proclaims this as a false hope. “If riches increase, set not your heart on them” (v. 10).

We have every reason to put all our trust in the God of the Bible, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, because he has revealed himself as trustworthy. He has two great qualities: power and love (vv. 11-12). —Harry Buis

As you pray, share your needs with God and ask him to help you.

About the Author

The Rev. Harry Buis served as a Reformed Church in America pastor for 41 years, serving six congregations. He had a consuming passion for the Word of God, preached and written, and would take up his pen to share that passion at a moment’s notice. His enthusiasm for God and the Bible was his signature. Rev. Buis edited the Words of Hope daily devotional for twenty years, and wrote several books and numerous articles. He also taught as an adjunct at Hope College, Western Theological Seminary, and Kuyper College. He served the church in many capacities, and was elected President of General Synod of the RCA in 1980. Rev. Buis died of cancer in 2001.