Psalm 62 (Listen)
62:1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
from him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
3 How long will all of you attack a man
to batter him,
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse. Selah
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.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
9 Those of low estate are but a breath;
those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
set no vain hopes on robbery;
if riches increase, set not your heart on them.
11 Once God has spoken;
twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12 and that to you, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For you will render to a man
according to his work.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. (Psalm 62:5)
Waiting is never easy. Our world today is increasingly working to appease our innate impatience. Food, TV, and delivery of anything imaginable are not only convenient, but expected. The hope of God, though, is worth waiting for. As the clamor of the world thunders for everything instantly, quiet your soul to listen in silence for the tender whisper of the Lord who says, “Surely I am coming soon.” (Revelation 22:20). The next time you feel impatience fill your heart, remember that it beats for God alone, and let His peaceful patience overtake you and fill you with joyful hope.