“Trust in Him at All Times,” Psalm 62:8

“Trust in Him at All Times,” Psalm 62:8

Dear HLPC family,

One of my favorite verses to encourage my own prayer life is Psalm 62:8, “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us” (ESV).   We are exhorted to put our trust and confidence in the Lord and in that reality pour out our hearts–our needs and our burdens–to Him.  We will find God to be a refuge, a shelter for us.  In particular, He can be a shelter against worry as we pray! (See Philippians 4:6-7).

Tonight, we will gather in the HLPC Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm to put the message of Psalm 62:8 into practice.  The burdens of our hearts are many.  Your personal needs, our church family needs, and the needs of our world seem overwhelming.  God calls us to seek Him and cry out to Him.  We have a chance to watch Him work–and perhaps in ways we haven’t even considered. 

I hope you’ll come tonight as we cry out to God together and give some attention to praying for Vacation Bible School which begins next Monday, June 7th.  As always, no one will be required to pray out loud but will be encouraged to pray along with those that do.

Your Pastor,


Paul Bankson

Paul was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and graduated from Auburn University in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration. It was at Auburn that he met his wife, Connie. They were married in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and moved to Jackson, MS where he attended Reformed Theological Seminary graduating with a Master of Divinity in 1991. Upon graduation, Paul served as a Campus Minister with RUF, the campus ministry of the PCA, at Tennessee-Martin where the Banksons lived for 5 years. They moved to Macon, GA in 1996 to work with RUF at Mercer University and then Paul joined the pastoral staff at First Presbyterian Church of Macon as an Assistant Pastor in 1999. In 2004, Paul and his family moved to Warner Robins where he served as a church planter and then organizing Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church. In December 2014 Paul completed a Doctor of Ministry degree through Reformed Theological Seminary of Orlando. Paul and Connie have three sons, Andrew (23), Stephen (20), and Matthew (15). Paul enjoys grilling, camping with his family, and Auburn sports (War Eagle!).