Mountain Moving Monday: Pour Out

Monday, March 24, 2014

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him.” (Psalm 62:8)

Word Study: Pour Out

The original meaning of pour out in this verse is taken from the Hebrew word, Shaphak, which means spill forth, to cast, to expend your soul or a complaint, to shed.

Let’s look at the phrase pour out in the scripture above to see how it applies to our lives.

Sometimes we hold in our hurts because we’re ashamed of our feelings; other times we choose to keep quiet because we don’t want people to think we’re complaining; occasionally, we fear people will think we just don’t trust God. Is there something hurting you in this season of grief like, not knowing where your next meal is coming from; uncertainty of how to go on without the one you’ve spent most of your life with; or adjusting to change yet fearing failure?

Regardless of what others may think, there may be great complaints of your soul which need to be poured out. We can begin moving mountains of holding on to our pain, by pouring out our hearts before the Lord.

When we’re grieving, comfort comes quickly as we let go of whatever is hurting us. We don’t have to be ashamed of what people will think of us; our Father wants us to spill our emotions onto him. Holding in our feelings grieves the Holy Spirit and reduces any room He would have to comfort us. When we pour out our hearts before the Master, we move those mountains that say keep quiet. When we pour out our hearts before the Lord, we free up space in our souls for the Spirit to ease our sad emotions.

What are you holding on to that you’re too ashamed or worried to let go of?

Don't let shame block the blessing of comfort in your life. God can turn our trouble into peace. He can move us from depression to recovery. To cope with our losses and move mountains, we must let go of holding on to our pain and spill forth our complaints onto the Lord.


Dear Lord, we pour out our hearts to you. We have become so full of our pain that there is no room for comfort to dwell. Our sights have become clouded with sorrow from grieving that we forget that your grace will give us eyes to clearly see your consolation right in front of us. We need you Lord to take away our aching and agony, but you can’t take them if we’re holding on to them so tight. Father, we pray that we give you our full feelings so that your comfort sustains us. We know you won’t take away what happened, but we trust that if we give it over to you, we can move mountains and move forward with the hope of your comfort and peace. In the priceless name of Jesus we pray, Amen.

Will you pour out to move mountains today?

*Word definitions taken from the Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance*

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