Daily Bible Reading

March 17, 2022

Psalm 62(GNT)

God’s Renewing Word of Prayer


Psalm 62: Today’s psalm begins with the writer expressing complete trust in God, even when experiencing adversity. The writer warns against depending on violence and riches; salvation is dependent on God alone.

Scripture Reading

Confidence in God’s Protection

1I wait patiently for God to save me;

I depend on him alone.

2He alone protects and saves me;

he is my defender,

and I shall never be defeated.

3How much longer will all of you attack someone

who is no stronger than a broken-down fence?

4You only want to bring him down from his place of honor;

you take pleasure in lies.

You speak words of blessing,

but in your heart you curse him.

5I depend on God alone;

I put my hope in him.

6He alone protects and saves me;

he is my defender,

and I shall never be defeated.

7My salvation and honor depend on God;

he is my strong protector;

he is my shelter.

8Trust in God at all times, my people.

Tell him all your troubles,

for he is our refuge.

9Human beings are all like a puff of breath;

great and small alike are worthless.

Put them on the scales, and they weigh nothing;

they are lighter than a mere breath.

10Don’t put your trust in violence;

don’t hope to gain anything by robbery;

even if your riches increase,

don’t depend on them.

11More than once I have heard God say

that power belongs to him

12 and that his love is constant.

You yourself, O Lord, reward everyone according to their deeds.

Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 62:5

I depend on God alone; I put my hope in him.


The psalm writer refers to God as defender (verses 2, 6), protector and shelter (verse 7), and refuge (verse 8). What do these images convey to you about God? What do verses 3 and 4 tell you about the psalm writer’s situation? The writer urges us to tell God all our troubles (verse 8). Is there anything that you need to tell God about today?


Lord God, you are my defender, protector, shelter, and refuge. All power belongs to you, and I depend on you alone and place my hope and trust in you. When I am troubled and burdened with worry, I can turn to you, gracious God, assured of your constant love and protection. Amen.

Tomorrow’s Reading

Psalm 63: Longing for God.

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