For God alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:1-2
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.
My Rock, Salvation, and Fortress
He alone is my rock, salvation, and fortress. I shall not be greatly shaken (Psalm 62:2). Rather than being anxious or fearful about my external circumstances and the attacks of the enemy, I can have a quiet and bold confidence, a stillness in my heart, and a security in my soul because I know the Lord is my rock, salvation, and fortress. He is unmovable, unshakeable, and unchanging (Heb 13:8). A rock and a fortress symbolizes strength, stability, and permanence. Putting my hope and trust in other sources of strength, I will always be disappointed. But trusting in the Ultimate Source of strength, the Lord God Almighty, I will always overcome! (1 John 5:4-5). In Him alone do I put my trust because He alone is my salvation. My confidence is in the One who died for me, that I may live to God.
Steal, Kill, and Destroy
The thief comes only to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). The attacks of the enemy come in a variety of forms, but his end goal is always to steal, kill, and destroy; perhaps steal our time and energy, kill our joy and peace, or (attempt to) destroy our confidence in God. Oftentimes, the enemy comes disguised as an angel of light (2 Cor 11:14); a wolf dressed up as a sheep (Mat 7:15). He comes professing Jesus with his lips but denying Him as his Master and Lord of his life (2 Pet 2:1); professing to know Jesus in his heart but denying Him by his actions (Titus 1:16); creating confusion and division in sneaky, subtle ways. Our enemies can be two-faced or double-minded; they say one thing yet mean another. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths but inwardly they curse (Psalm 62:4). The enemy attacks in a way someone might kick down a leaning wall or a tottering fence (62:4). The enemy studies us, knows our weaknesses, and our weak points of entry. The enemy looks for every opportunity to divide families and the body of Christ. He looks for every opportunity to tempt, confuse, discourage, wear us out, knock us down, ruin our reputation, or worse yet, ruin our testimony of Christ.
The Object of My Faith
Many times I am a leaning wall or a tottering fence. My faith is weak, but I know it's not my faith that saves me. It's the Object of my faith that saves me; and that's Jesus, my Savior. It's better to be a leaning wall on the real Lord Jesus Christ than a steel building built on a jesus of my imagination. My confidence is not in myself or in my own faith but my confidence is in Christ alone. I am weak, but I know my Lord is strong. He is my rock and my refuge. He is my salvation! He died on the cross for me, was ressurected from the grave, and granted me eternal life, by the gift of His grace! Therefore, I will not be greatly shaken, and I will trust in Him at all times! When the enemy attacks, I will pour my heart out to Him, and my soul will wait for Him in silence, for my hope is from Him alone (62:5). All I need to do is wait on the Lord because vengeance belongs to Him alone (Rom 12:19), as He calls me to pray for my enemies (Mat 5:44), that they may repent, believe in Jesus, and be saved too.
Where God is all-powerful, the schemes of people operating under the influence of Satan and his demons are powerless. Their influence is nothing compared to the supremacy and omnipotence of Christ, the Object of my faith. As believers, we know that He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Our quiet and bold confidence, stillness of heart, and security in our souls come from trusting in God at all times. He knows all things. He’s everywhere all the time. He sees and judges all things, and on all those who believe, He has mercy. Those who trust in Jesus as their Lord and Savior, have nothing and no one to fear, ever. Those who reject Jesus, are indifferent to Jesus, are lukewarm about Jesus, or believe in a false jesus have everything to fear, now and for all eternity.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I praise You that You are my Rock, Salvation, and Fortress. Nothing and no one can greatly shake me when my trust is in You, the unshakeable foundation on which I stand confidently and securely, in this life and throughout all eternity. Father, I praise You for sending Your Son Jesus to die for me on the cross, save me from my sins, and gift me with eternal life, by grace through faith in Him alone. I praise You for Your justice, mercy and saving grace! I praise You for choosing me before the foundation of the world and gifting me with genuine repentance and saving faith (no matter how weak it may be) in my strong Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the Object of my faith.
All glory belongs to my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In His name, I pray amen.
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a sick craving for controversial questions and disputes about words, from which come envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, 5 and constant friction between people of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. 6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. 7 For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it, either. 8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content. 9 But those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires which plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs. 1 Timothy 6:3-10
4 For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? 1 John 5:4-5
For through the law I died to the law, so that I might live to God. 20 I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:19-20