Have you ever been asked to give a testimony? Sometimes it’s telling your life story; sometimes it can be giving a small, significant snippet. In any case, giving your testimony generally has two purposes. It describes how God has changed your life and demonstrates how he can change yours, too.
In Psalm 62, David is giving his testimony. First he describes how God changed his life. He says, “He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God” (verses 6-7). God not only saved David, he is still saving him through being his refuge in times of trouble. Through this Psalm, which was written for the choirmaster, David is sharing his salvation story with all of his people.
Second, David demonstrates how God can change his people’s lives, too. “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (verse 8). David already explained how God was a refuge for him. Now he expands that to include all the people in his kingdom. Trust and pray, he says. God is a refuge for me; he can be a refuge for you, too.
David was an example of the constancy of God. He had experienced many changes in his life, many of them harrowing and difficult – but he trusted God, and he showed that to his whole kingdom. You, too, can be an example of God’s constancy. You can give your testimony. You don’t have to write a Psalm; you just need to be open and willing to share when the time is right.