This psalm starts out with a powerful declaration:
“Only God can save me, and I calmly wait for him.” Psalm 62:1
In these words I hear confidence and assurance. David knows who God is and has learned throughout his lifetime that his true victory comes from God and that God will help him. So, he waits on God.
This psalm speaks so loudly to me right now. The ministry work I am part of is parked in the “waiting room”. We are waiting for the Lord to guide us and to show us where He is in this work that He called us to. It sounds so easy to wait on the Lord, but for me, it takes practice and intention. I have to focus on not getting impatient, distracted, worried, disruptive or discouraged. I have to chose to be calm and to trust the Lord. I have to chose to spend time in prayer. I then have to chose to pause to listen for the Lord to speak.
In verse 8, David speaks to us and gives us a suggestion for how to wait.
“Trust God my friends, and always tell him each of your concerns. God is our place of safety.”
And he closes with an inside scoop, revealing what he has heard from God.
“I heard God say two things: I am powerful and I am very kind.” The Lord rewards each of us according to what we do. Psalm 62:11-12
We share our concerns with you God and we trust you. We will keep the dialog going with you and listen for you while we wait. Amen
See you tomorrow for Psalm 63