My trust is in you; Lord, help me to stand in the tough times!
(Psalm 62:5-6 ESV) '5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.'
The psalmist says that his soul is waiting in silence and that his hope is in the Lord. He is telling us that I have put my trust, my soul, my well-being, and my life all in the Lord's trustworthy hands. Note: we must remember that Biblical hope has its foundation based on the promises of God in our lives. The psalmist then states that God is his only rock (a solid thing that cannot be broken), his salvation (only the Lord can save him and preserve his life), and his fortress (the place where he can go and be protected). Then with these three (3) things in place concerning the Lord, the psalmist knows that he will not be shaken.
Only with Lord can you gain so much by putting your faith and trust in Him. So many times in scripture do we read how the Lord is someone's refuge, someone's fortress, and someone's covering, etc. The 91 Psalms in verse 2 actually starts off by saying, "I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Scripture repeatedly lets us know that the Lord is our overall protector. He is the protector and provider for those who belong to Him.
King David is attributed to writing Psalms 62, which makes a lot of sense simply because David had to trust in God his entire life. David went through a lot of struggles and hardships in his life. But one thing about David, he stayed with the Lord. David found his security and protection in the Lord. David trusted the Lord personally, and he also trusted God to protect the kingdom and people of Israel. This is a lot different from what David's son Soloman did. Soloman tried to protect the kingdom with arrangements through marriage and alliance with other kings. Basically, Soloman tried to protect the kingdom using the power and wisdom of man rather than relying on the power and wisdom of God. The Bible continually tells us not to put our trust in man because even with the best of intentions, man will eventually let you down. (Psalm 20:7 ESV) 'Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.'
The reason we, as Christians, put our hope and faith in God is simple. God can be trusted. The Lord's promises will never fall short in our lives as long as we are faithful in our hope and trust in Him. I love how the psalmist said, my soul waits in silence. The soul is the center of a person, and David is saying that his soul waits in silence which means that his core being is not in turmoil, he is not becoming irrational, and he is being sustained because he knows that the Lord will deliver him from the circumstances in which he is in. This is why David's hope is in the Lord because he knows the Lord is faithful to fulfill His promises. We as Christians should strive to be the exact same way David was concerning his hope in the Lord. We should put our hope, faith, and trust in the Lord and know that God is ready to fulfill His promises to us who truly love Him.
Challenge yourself to pray and read God's Word on a daily basis. As you start to understand it, start acting out on what it says. Then you will truly see the blessing of the Word of God in your life.
Ask your Heavenly Father to help you to understand His Word and give you the wisdom and understanding needed to act upon it.
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