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My soul quietly waits for the True God alone; my salvation comes from Him. (v1, The Voice)
How often am I really quiet and waiting for God? More often than not, I'm running around bouncing from one thing to another. I think it would do my soul so much good to just quietly wait.
Again in verse 5:
My soul quietly waits for the True God alone because I hope only in Him.
He is our hope and our salvation as verses 9 points out: Human beings disappear like a breath... that's why we don't look to them for our salvation or our hope.
I was talking to a friend this week whose family recently changed churches. Shortly after they moved to this new church, it became know that the pastor had been involved in an affair and left the church. This pastor from all appearances had been very successful over the previous years with the church seeing tremendous growth. I'm not sure I ever heard him preach a Sunday service, but he did share the gospel at the finale of their kids' sports program. He presented the gospel very well. I bring this up because as in many cases like this, people were devastated. Yes, we should be devastated when anyone falls into sin, but it was obvious to my friend that people in the church had put this pastor on a peddle stool and when he fell it rocked their faith.
People are going to fail us, the TRUE God alone is our hope and our salvation. Please don't think I'm throwing stones, I too have been guilty of putting my faith in people and then being hurt when they let me down. This is as much a reminder to myself as anyone.