Today From Psalms
My Soul Waiteth
Can we say of our self in times of difficulty, uncertainty, attacks and just the general challenges of life; “my soul waiteth upon God.” (Psalm 62:1)
When in these times; when we want to take matters into our own hands, do we instruct our self; “wait thou only upon God.” (Verse 5)
By nature we want to take charge to “fix’ things. We often interpret God’s divine delays as a need to “do” something. Abraham gave in to Sarah and tried to bring about God’s promise in his own way. Moses, too early, tried to assume the role of deliverer of Israel before God’s time.
The two words (wait) used in Psalm 62 come from the same root word and have the same basic meaning. It means to be silent, to wait, to be still, to trust.
The key thought in all of it is faith. Without faith in God as the sovereign God of the universe, we will not wait on the Lord. David speaks of God’s trustworthiness in verse 2 and repeats is in verse 6. “He only is my rock and my salvation; he is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.” The summary of these two verses is found in verse 7. “In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.” So we are encouraged to: “Trust in him at all times.”
I do not know what challenges, trials or difficulties I may face today but I know I can “Trust in him at all times.” You can “Trust in him at all times.”