Trust in Him at all times

Psalm 62:5-8

My soul, wait in silence for God only,
For my hope is from Him.
He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.
Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us.       Selah.

There are times in life for each of us when it all just goes wrong.  Life just falls apart, everything seems out of our control.  Well, our control was always an illusion to begin with.  There is nothing in this world that we can actually control, except the idea of self-control.  We do choose what we will do, what we will think, how we will act, what we will speak.  We choose how we interact with others.  In these times of turmoil and chaos in our lives, we are reminded of who is really in control…God is.

Some people may find this a disturbing fact, I did at one time.  But when you realize someone else is in control, fear comes from the unknown.  What will they do?  How will it turn out?  Who will take care of me?   It is so crucial at these times of confusion, to invest the time and effort into knowing this God who is in control of it all.  I have come to know Him the most through these times of distress.  The above psalm is like in instruction manual on how to position ourselves before this wonderful God who is in control.

1) My soul wait in silence for God only, for my hope is from Him.

The Bible has a very interesting description of what hope is, 24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.” Romans 8:24-25.  Now one of the most commonly used verses of Scripture is found just 3 verses later, 28 And we know that [k]God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.  Can you guess what is in the verses between these two truths?  26 In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; 27 and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the [j]saints according to the will of God.”  

Yup, weakness, the need for prayer, the Spirit help us in our weakness.  Implication is, we cannot know God without weakness.  I never understood what it meant when the Scripture said,

2 Corinthians 12:9  And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”

My weakness is a necessary ingredient in understanding God’s strength.  When I have to sit in silence before God only while being falsely accused, slandered, wounded, I learn to trust Him in my own helplessness.

6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God my salvation and my glory rest;
The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God.

I learn this about God through experience only, I must need Him as my rock, as my salvation, my stronghold.  I must learn by experience that in God I will not be greatly shaken, that He is my refuge and strength.  I can only know this through times of weakness.

8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. 

God alone can rescue us, sitting silent before Him, I learn this, I learn to trust.  O precious believer, stop striving, stop wriggling, stop trying to fix it on your own.  Surrender, sit, rest in the One who loves you.  He promises to work it all for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose, so devote time to Loving Him and believe that you are called according to His purpose.  I know by experience that this is all true, it is not mere theory, it is solid fact, solid truth, and you can trust Him.

About eloracseniah@aol.com

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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