This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 62. Here is what I learned.
I am not a good “waiter”. Once I make a decision, I like to do things immediately. However, I am continually learning that waiting often has a better outcome. David, discusses waiting in Psalm 62:1. But he want not just “twiddling his thumbs” so to speak. David was resting in and observing God.
I wait patiently for God to save me; I depend on him alone. Psalm 62:! (GNT)
God, the one and only— I’ll wait as long as he says. Psalm 62:1 (MSG)
My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. Psalm 62:1 (NSAB)
My soul is quiet and waits for God alone. He is the One Who saves me. Psalm 62:1 (NLV)
Soul: living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion
Is silent: resting, expecting, reflecting, solicitous, and observing.
God: “Elohim” very great, mighty
Only: surely, no doubt, certainly, even, howbeit, nevertheless
Salvation: deliverance, health, helping, saving health, welfare
Usually when I have to wait, I like to keep busy. Often the things I keep busy with, are minimal or trivial things. You could say that I like to keep occupied. But Psalm 62:1 teaches me that if I turn my attention to God, who I trust for my eternal salvation, my soul will then be able to rest in silence as I trust Him.
Being silent. Still. Having the confidence that God does not need my in put, I don’t need to “do it myself”, I don’t need to be busy, simply stop and relax knowing that God Almighty has everything in control—He’s got it!
WOW! ... hope and trust lengthened. The more I am silent, wait upon God, my hope and trust in God will continue to grow.Waiting is nothing elsebut hope and trust lengthened.John Trapp
Be still, relax, wait with assurance, without any doubt that God Almighty has it all in control—He’s got it!
To create a positive day, I need take a step back and be still and silent place my confidence in God knowing full-well that He’s got it all under control