Waiting on God…

Waiting on God...

The Lord has been speaking to me significantly through Psalm 62 recently.

For God alone my soul waits in silence;  from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,   my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

The practice of waiting on God is largely absent in our lives. This can be the case for me, certainly. Even when I’m having a quiet time with God, I find myself doing something – praying, reading Scripture, journaling, listening to a podcast. This week; however, God has spoken quietly to me through this Psalm and called me to wait on him, depend on him, and so I sat, waiting, listening, depending on Him.

Sometimes waiting may mean being still for 5mins, sometimes 5 days or longer. There’s no clear cut formula (though it may include silence and pouring our hearts out to him – see below); however, there is a goal: depending on God over all else.

5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,  for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation,    my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory;     my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people;     pour out your heart before him;   God is a refuge for us. Selah Those of low estate are but a breath;   those of high estate are a delusion; in the balances they go up;     they are together lighter than a breath. 10 Put no trust in extortion;   set no vain hopes on robbery;    if riches increase, set not your heart on them

Lent is a great time to learn the practice of waiting. Giving up something to draw nearer with our King Jesus – who waited in Gethsemane, before the Council, solders, Herod, Pilate and ultimately on the cross as he depended on God to act. Waiting isn’t always pleasant, but it’s powerful, for we know that God will ultimately bring about a resurrection moment – eternal good will break through!  I wonder if there is something in your heart He’s calling you to wait on him for?                
May you be blessed as you wait and depend on God, Stefan.

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