Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation .
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved .
My soul, wait silently for God alone. For my expectation is from Him .
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved .
In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God .
Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us .
Psalm 62:1, 2, 5-8
WAITING ON GOD
Our salvation comes only from God. It does not come from ourselves or is the result of anything we do. Our salvation comes when God chooses to provide it. We cannot hasten it through worry or fear. We cannot demand God bring it sooner nor assume He is late in bringing it.
The hardest thing in life to do is to WAIT. By our very nature, we want what we want when we want it. When our deliverance from a situation seems to take longer than we think it should, the battle rages in our mind between trust and fear.
GOD AS OUR ROCK AND DEFENSE
Too many times we tend to overlook these important things God is for us. God is our rock, which represents strength. In times of trouble we grab onto God and hold on for dear life. In times of distress or tribulation, we attach ourselves to the rock and are never moved or shaken.
God is also our defense. This root of this word means an "inaccessible place", such as a cliff or other lofty places. Figuratively it is referring to a refuge or a high fort or high tower. The connotation is that this place is safe for it is inaccessible and high off the ground. God is both our rock and refuge.
WAITING SILENTLY WITH EXPECTATION
It is not enough to just wait on God, we are to wait in silence with great expectation. Waiting in silence is indicative of the complete trust and confidence we have in God's ability. Silence indicates not only the lack of talk, but the lack of distraction and commotion.
God is never late, but seldom early. God's salvation and deliverance are according to His timetable and will always be there when needed. We look to God for help, aid, strength and the promise of victory. Our expectation is that what He has promised to do, He will in fact perform.
REPETITION BUILDS FAITH
Notice how the same general thought is repeated over and over again in this Psalm? David is repeating the same thing in order to build his faith. He is attempting to believe what he is writing. His very physical life depends on him believing what he is writing.
Unlike most of us, David was pursued and hunted as an animal. He literally needed God to be his rock, his strength and refuge. If God did not defend David, he would be tracked down and devoured by his enemies. Every day, David had to convince himself anew that God would take care of him.
TRUST = POURING YOUR HEART OUT TO GOD OUR REFUGE
We only will pour our heart out to someone we trust. That which resides in the innermost depths of our hearts many times exposes our fears and insecurities. We will not pour these things out to anyone other than someone we trust implicitly. The exhortation is to trust God implicitly.
A refuge is a shelter or a place of hope. We trust God because He is our shelter. We pour out our hearts to Him because He is a place of hope. We run to Him because He is our high tower. We cling to Him because He is our rock. I pray we all remember who our God is and all He will do for us.
Very well said! I really love reading your blogs...encourages me to know that God knows who we really are, and all we have to do is to trust, wait and not to worry.