Vs. 1, “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.” In this psalm, David eloquently shows us that we can have a silent confidence in our God. David would find himself waiting often as he constantly had to trust in God. But it would be in the silent waiting that David would understand God even more. But this was not a wait of doubt…it was a wait that fully expected God’s deliverance. In fact, David says we must trust at all times (Vs. 8)…In the good times & the bad times.
Regarding application…Waiting For God. A pastor once said this about waiting…”Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not going to sleep. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.” I believe his last point is probably one of the hardest to do. I believe its almost human tendency to see something broken to want to go fix it. Whether it was a toy as a child or a broken appliance as an adult…we want to fix it now! But sometimes, fixing it now isn’t always the best solution. Perhaps the toy was a defect, or perhaps there was a recall on the dishwasher that would save you money if you let the manufacturer know rather than break it more or hire a repairman. Likewise…waiting on the Lord is paramount at every stage of our life. It’s easy to talk about the “How’s” to be patient…but it’s a whole different ballgame when you actually have to live it. There will be always be times in every stage of our life where we must simply be silent & patiently wait. Why do wait? Because David reminds us in the last two verses: God is strong & God is rewards those He loves! AMEN!