“Trust in Him at all times. O people.
Pour out your hearts to Him for God is our refuge.”
I love how trusting God and expressing the feelings in my heart go hand and hand. Trusting God is not some robotic, ‘cut yourself from your mind and heart’ action. It is opening my heart and pouring it out to Him…the same action Mary did, pouring perfume on Jesus’ feet.
Perhaps in some way, the feelings we store in our hearts and then pour out to our Father are like perfume to Him too. Because to be honest with someone, to be truly open and vulnerable with them, is a great gift. And that is a gift we can give to God.
Pouring requires opening. When my heart is open, I can pour out my feelings, my worries, and my concerns to Him.
And then, with my heart open, He can pour Himself, the Spirit of grace and truth, in my life.
Pouring is not a timid action. It is the action of leaning forward, and letting the stream begin to flow.
“This is what the Lord, the one who made you, says –
the one who formed you in the womb and helps you:
“Don’t be afraid, my servant Jacob,
Jeshurun, whom I have chosen!
For I will pour water on the parched ground
and cause streams to flow on the dry land.
I will pour My spirit on your offspring
and my blessing on your children.