Drenched

Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:8

Drenched: wet thoroughly; soak (Oxford Languages).
Pour: flow rapidly in a steady stream (Oxford Languages).

A simple example of these highlighted words is my contentment when eating an English tea scone drenched in lemon curd, washed down with an endlessly poured out cup of tea. If luxury were an emotion, that is likely the picture I would assign it; but, when I actually do eat a scone, the whole experience consumes less than 60 seconds.  It is akin to when I sit in my quiet morning hours to soak in His Word, and to be bathed in, drenched, and poured over by Jesus. It is also when I can have focused time “to pour out my heart (complaint) before Him; I declare my trouble before Him,” (Psalm 142:2). Any time is a good time for pouring out your heart to the Father:     “Arise, cry aloud in the night at the beginning of the night watches; Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the Lord; Lift up your hands to Him for the life of your little ones who are faint because of hunger at the head of every street,” (Lam.2:19). 

But every day, there is a disappointing end to my cup of coffee, or the delightful padding of little feet draws close for some morning snuggles. And always, the delightful morning sounds of birds, or crowing of a distant rooster colors the morning sunrise brighter, until I know it is time to exert myself from my nested perch and assert myself and family into the action of the day, ready to be “poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith,” (Phil.2:17). 

It is a lifestyle of pouring out our hearts before the Lord, in order to be filled up with His Word and His character. It is a lifestyle of living drenched, in order that we can be poured out for others.

1 thought on “Drenched”

  1. An excellent devotion, thanks! Your words resemble a picture, evoking a mental image that draws me in with clarity and emotion. Thanks!

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