Enemy · Rest · Silence · Trouble · Trust · Wait on Him

wait on Him… Psalm 62:5…

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him.
Psalm 62:5 ESV
The verses today… follow the ones from yesterday’s post
and it sounds as if the psalmist suffers waiting woes too…
Now we hear him preaching to his own soul…
O my soul… wait in silence…

The verses between yesterday’s and today’s… reveal ongoing affliction…
How long will all of you attack a man to batter him,
like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
they take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths,
but inwardly they curse.
Psalm 62:3-4 ESV
The psalmist waits… hopes… in God…
to bring justice… overcome evil… free from oppression…
all the while encouraging his soul… wait in silence…

The Hebrew translated as silence doesn’t only mean be quiet
but also… to cease activityrest… (Dictionary of Biblical Languages)
How often… when injustice seems to prevail… do we get busy taking things in our own hands… trying to make things right ourselves…?
When we won’t wait… rest… be still… in the difficulty…
we reveal a lack of trust… an unbelief… in God… who says He defends… and calls us to something different…
Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God,
for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”
To the contrary, “if your enemy is hungry, feed him;
if he is thirsty, give him something to drink; for by so doing
you will heap burning coals on his head.”
Do not overcome evil by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:19-21 ESV
Be silent… trust… rest… wait for Him…
He is faithful…
He will take care of things perfectly…
all in His time… 

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