Read Psalm 62
Focus on verse 8
Have you ever noticed that the time we typically need help the most is also the time we are least likely to ask for it? This is apparently also true of our relationship with God.
I should perhaps preface this with the disclaimer that whether or not you believe in God does not change the fact that there is a relationship between you and Him. If you have chosen not to believe in God you are not communicating with Him, you might even despise Him or claim that He doesn’t exist, but your choosing to clench your fist and stomp your feet does not make Him cease to exist.
Just as it is typical of us to withdraw and isolate ourselves when we need accountability and support from other people, we do the same with God. In this psalm David points out the futility of putting our trust in anything other than God. He observes that those of high estate and those of low estate come to the same end. (v. 9) He reminds us that God will render to each of us according to our work. Now, I do not believe that our salvation is incumbent upon our work since other texts in the Bible make it clear that our salvation is a gift we receive by grace. What David speaks of here is the rewards that are available in both this life and the next, to those who serve faithfully.
The main point of verse 8 however, is the relationship we have with God. “Trust in him AT ALL TIMES…” When is the best time to trust God? Not just when we are in trouble. Not just when He has tremendously blessed us. The best time to trust in the Lord is at ALL times, for He is our refuge in trouble, and our benefactor when we are blessed. This is true of those who acknowledge it, and it is true of those who deny it. The only difference is that those who deny it will have to answer for it when they stand before Him when this life is over.