Psalm 62.1 Truly (Only) my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved.
The original is, “only to God is my soul silence.” The emphatic word in this Psalm is only (vs.1, 2,5,6). Only waiting upon God in prayer and faith could bring David’s troubled heart to a place of quietude, submission, and rest. The same is true of every one of us this morning as well.
David wrote in Psalm 20:7,8 that some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we will remember the Name of The Lord our God. They are brought down and fallen, but we are risen and stand upright. Psalm 33.20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.
We may throw out a passing and occasional acknowledgement, that our only help is to be found in God, and yet shortly display our distrust in Him by busying ourselves in all directions to supplement what we consider defective in His aid.
David declares that The Lord alone is his rock, salvation and defense. The word defense here suggests the idea of stronghold or high tower. Sound familiar? Nahum 1.7 The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knoweth them that trust in Him. Proverbs 18.10 The Name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. He that stands with one foot on a rock, and another foot upon a quicksand, will sink and perish, as certainly as he that standeth with both feet upon a quicksand.
May The Lord grant each one of us the grace and desire to wait upon The Lord today in order that we may receive His strength and power to stand strong for Jesus and live for Him and His glory.