Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Silent Expectations

“My soul, wait silently for God alone. For my expectation is from Him” Psalm 62:5

Have you ever felt like a spinning top?  I know I have!  Life seems to be spinning right along then wham! I am off kilter and knocked for a loop.  Even though tops can be colorful and festive in appearance when that string is wound and then pulled you find out a lot about it.  One minute it is spinning with such precision that it is beautiful but then it evidently hits something or runs out of its own power and it starts to falter beginning to wobble and teeter out of control. 

Can you relate?

King David could I am sure.  

More times than you can count he was having someone or something come up against him. Even at one point his own son Absalom turned against him (2 Samuel 16-18).  But what I find comforting about King David, a man after God’s own heart, was that he learned to silently wait and expect God. 

Now that’s a lesson I want to learn!

When frustration and chaos hit, David attached his rope, remember our cord of attachment with expectation from yesterday, around what he knew.  He knew that God was his rock, his strength, his defense and when we like David wait and expect, looking in God’s direction we too will see His salvation.

Oh there will be times we must weather the storms alone.  Times when we will feel abandoned and defenseless, just like King David did, but we can grab hold of that rope attached to God and feel the tautness knowing that what it is attached it is immovable. It is then when we are securely anchored.

Wait, expect and look for God because all power belongs to Him!

Psalm 62
To the Chief Musician. To Jeduthun. A Psalm of David.
Truly my soul silently waits for God;
 From Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
 I shall not be greatly moved.
How long will you attack a man?
 You shall be slain, all of you,
 Like a leaning wall and a tottering fence.

They only consult to cast him down from his high position;
 They delight in lies;
 They bless with their mouth,
 But they curse inwardly. Selah
 My soul, wait silently for God alone,
 For my expectation is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation;
He is my defense;
 I shall not be moved.
In God is my salvation and my glory;
 The rock of my strength,
And my refuge, is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, you people;
 Pour out your heart before Him;
 God is a refuge for us. Selah
Surely men of low degree are a vapor,
 Men of high degree are a lie;
 If they are weighed on the scales,
 They are altogether lighter than vapor.
Do not trust in oppression,
 Nor vainly hope in robbery;
 If riches increase,
 Do not set your heart on them.
 God has spoken once,
 Twice I have heard this:
 That power belongs to God.
Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy;
 For You render to each one according to his work.

Father, teach us to silently wait in expectation of You and your might works.  Help us to let go of frustrations and chaos and feel the tautness of You at the end of the rope as our Rock and Salvation.

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