“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 ESV
It is God alone Who cleanses the soul from all unrighteousness. It is the Father Who sends His Holy Spirit to purify our conscience and sanctify our vessels. We alone cannot do this in our own strength. It is only through our freewill of choosing God that we no longer have to walk through this life alone. For God not only sees us from afar, He begins to live within. We no longer move throughout this life based upon our own ideology, but we are led by His precepts. When we have Christ, we have and can do all things (Philippians 4:13).
Christ's peace is perfected in our willingness to both wait and trust in the Lord.
It is not until we have fully submitted to the Lord, that we will acquire His peace. This peace is found in Christ only, and it is perfected in our willingness to both wait and trust in the Lord. Many times, we say, “just trust the Lord” or “God’s got this” to our friends and family. Once trying times meet us on the path of life, however, we quickly fret and worry. It is disappointing how quick we give advice to those hurting, but will forget our own once we endure a similar trial.
We fall short of God’s peace when we do not see Him as "The Piece" that fits into our soul and expands its faith.
It is a sad irony that when we could do what is simple in the midst of what is trying, we attempt to solve our situations based upon our finite thinking and ability. If we cannot do it on our own, rather than going to our Infinite Father, we succumb to anxiety and disappointment. We fall short of God’s peace when we do not see Him as The Piece that fits into our soul and expands its faith.
Like a bird soaring upon the waters is the peace by which the Holy Spirit gives to our souls.
It is God alone Who can bring us perfect peace. We must first recognize this Truth and open our hearts to receive such peace “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help my unbelief!”” (Matthew 9:24 NKJV). As God enlarges our faith through our simple submission of denying ourselves, God floods our soul with His peace. Our unnecessary stresses and strivings begin to vanish. Like a bird soaring upon the waters is the peace by which the Holy Spirit gives to our souls.
Peace cannot be had without there first being a still silence. We cannot reflect or wait upon God, without first being alone and doing nothing.
We cease from human understanding, and we quickly go to that quiet place. For peace cannot be had without there first being a still silence. We cannot reflect or wait upon God, without first being alone and doing nothing. This nothing is not a form of passive laziness. Rather, it is a disposition to put God first and to then act upon that decision. Rather than checking our phones first thing in the morning, we bend our knee and thank God for His favor upon our lives. We are no better than anyone else, nor are we deserving. We simply wake up grateful for the day that the Lord has given. We go to Him first and give Him special time. As our heart becomes molded with the Holy Spirit, we desire to serve, love, and know God more.
As this desire is met and increased, the Lord begins to speak in the quiet hour. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit is charged by our meditations upon God’s precepts. “I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways” (Psalm 119:15 NKJV). As we begin our day having dedicated time with the Lord, He will speak to us throughout the remainder of the day. We will have an attentive ear because we gave deliberate recognition to God and contemplation upon His Word. The more this is done, the greater the chance we have of being guided and directed by the Holy Spirit. This is what it means to have our soul wait upon God. He alone is our salvation, our deliverer, our fortress, our rock, and our God. In God alone, may our souls rest.
Let our souls rest in our Omniscient Father, as He permits all things for a Divine purpose.
May we trust that whatever comes from His hand is that which is best, must happen and be endured, and must be met with a heart to give God glory. Let our souls rest in our Omniscient Father, as He permits all things for a Divine purpose. Let our souls wait on God.