Saturday, June 2, 2012

June 2, Day 154 - Psalm 62

Click here to go to Psalm 62

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.


1 comment:

  1. Psalm 62
    1a My soul waits calmly for God alone.

    5 Wait calmly for God alone, my soul,
    because my hope comes from him.

    7 My salvation and my glory depend on God.
    God is the rock of my strength, my refuge.

    8 Trust him at all times, you people.
    Pour out your hearts in his presence.
    God is our refuge. Selah

    These verses stood out to me. His Word is Truth. My son, my firstborn, died in the night of a heart attack a year ago on June 3. God has been my Sustainer.
    No Shadow of Turning ~*~ written and sung by Tilly Harder
    No Shadow of Turning lyrics

    There's a hand that guides you safely
    Look closely and you'll see
    Your name engraved upon that Hand
    Never lost from Him you'll be
    When it seems a storm is threatening
    Please remember this my friend
    You're holding hands with the God who cannot fail
    There's no shadow of turning with Him

    There's no shadow of turning
    There's no changing with Him
    How precious are His thoughts to you
    How vast the sum of them
    You may not see the rainbow now
    Or this valley's end
    But He has promised to be near to you
    Just keep holding to His hand

    His strength is great in weakness
    His peace no storm can quell
    His grace is all sufficient
    His love no tongue can tell
    He has gathered you, beloved
    Under mighty sheltering wings
    You're in the best of hands
    God understands
    There's no shadow of turning with Him
    He formed you in a secret place
    He crafted you with care
    He delights to look upon your face
    Oh, the beauty He sees there
    So do not be discouraged
    There's so much you cannot see
    He knows the way you take
    Make no mistake
    There's no shadow of turning with Him
    He has promised to be near to you
    Just keep holding to God's Hand
    Keep holding on
    © tilly harder

    Jude 1
    24 God can guard you so that you don’t fall and so that you can be full of joy as you stand in his glorious presence without fault.

    25 Before time began, now, and for eternity glory, majesty, power, and authority belong to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.