Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Psa. 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 never be shaken.
Psa. 62:8 Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah
In the original Hebrew language a number of the phrases in this scripture begin with “but yet.” Many things may happen to us in life, “but yet” he “is my rock and my salvation.” “But yet” I will “trust in him at all times.
The result is a soul that waits in silence for God. Nothing else will satisfy the needs of the one who desires to know God. Our salvation comes from the Lord. Nothing else in this world can save us. We build our lives upon the strength of the rock and we discover that we cannot be shaken.
Finally, we discover that we can and should trust in the Lord at all times. We are to pour out our hearts before God because God will be our refuge.
I find myself weary and exhausted but yet, I will take time to wait upon the Lord. The noise of life can sometimes be deafening, leaving us without the possibility of hearing the voice of God. We are to slow down and give ourselves space for silence so that we can hear the still small voice of the one who will save our lives.
People and circumstances begin to crumble around me — but yet, I will trust in the Lord who alone is my rock and my salvation. I may go through difficult days, but yet, I will never be shaken to the extent that I lose my faith and trust in God.
Day in and day out we are confronted by challenges which may take us to the brink of frustration, but yet, it is every moment of every day in which I will trust in the Lord. We are the Lord’s people and God has promised to love and care for us. Instead of turning our backs on him, we pour out our heart before the Lord, sharing our pains and difficulties, because God is our refuge. The love and care of our heavenly Father will take us all the way through to eternity.
It's a choice! We can join the Psalmist in the "but yet" of trusting, or we can allow ourselves to be dominated by the circumstances of life. Life will always have its challenges — but yet, I will lean on God.
Lord, thank you for the promise of “but yet” — which reminds me that you will never leave me alone. Amen.