My soul waits calmly for God alone. My salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my savior—my stronghold. I cannot be severely shaken.
How long will all of you attack a person? How long will you try to murder him, as though he were a leaning wall or a sagging fence?
They plan to force him out of his high position. They are happy to lie. They bless with their mouths, but in their hearts they curse. Selah [vss 1-4]
Wait calmly for God alone, my soul, because my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my savior—my stronghold. I cannot be shaken.
My salvation and my glory depend on God. God is the rock of my strength, my refuge.
Trust him at all times, you people. Pour out your hearts in his presence. God is our refuge. Selah [vss 5-8]
Common people are only a whisper in the wind. Important people are only a delusion.
When all of them are weighed on a scale, they amount to nothing. They are less than a whisper in the wind.
Do not count on extortion ⌊to make you rich⌋. Do not hope to gain anything through robbery. When riches increase, do not depend on them.
God has spoken once. I have heard it ⌊said⌋ twice: “Power belongs to God. Mercy belongs to you, O Lord. You reward a person based on what he has done.” [vss 9-12]
For the choir director; according to Jeduthun; a psalm by David. (Psalms 62:1-12 GW)
By nature, most of us are not very patient. I know I'm not. We don't like to wait in lines, for people, for food, and various other things. We're impatient and in a hurry.
Think not? Think of how reliant we are on fast-food places, drive-through convenience, convenience stores, and businesses open 24 hours a day.
And then there's online shopping. Why drive somewhere when you can shop online and have it express delivered?
Sadly, this carries over to our spiritual life. When we pray, we want immediate answers and results. Who wants to go to church to hear a sermon when you can listen to a message via podcast while doing something else?
The term waiting on God is used quite a bit in older versions of the Bible, especially in Psalms (Ps 37:7; 40:1; Isa 40:31). The same idea is expressed as trust in God. A calm, patient trust.
This gets to the heart of it. We all have a hard time trusting and waiting when it comes to God and His kingdom. His timing is way different than ours!
It's not just because He's eternal and we're not. Time is a restrictive constraint for us. When we're young, we can hardly wait to get old enough to do certain things. As we get older, time seems to go by faster and faster, and it's easy to think back to and long for earlier times.
God knows all this about us and He waits for us.
He longs for us to trust Him—for all things, at all times. He longs to hear us pour out our heart to Him, even when we're impatient. He understands.
Just as a grandparent with a grandchild, He enjoys it when we turn to Him, especially when we pour our heart out to Him, then trust Him implicitly. ©Word-Strong_2016
When was the last time you poured out your heart to God?
He's waiting for us and we'll be blessed when we learn to wait on (trust in) Him.
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