Psalm 62:1, 2, 5, 6 - WAITING ON GOD.

Psalm 62:1, 2, 5, 6 (NIV) My soul finds rest 
in God alone; my salvation comes from him. 2 He 
alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my 
fortress, I will never be shaken. 5 Find rest, O my 
soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. 6 He 
alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my 
fortress, I will not be shaken. 

Psalm 62:1, 2, 5, 6 (NLT) I wait quietly 
before God, for my victory comes from him. 2 He 
alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress 
where I will never be shaken 5 Let all that I 
am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in 
him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my 
fortress where I will not be shaken.  


Waiting on God
   This morning, I spent a long time 
reading, rereading, and pondering the subject of 
waiting on God. Isaiah promised that those who wait 
on God will renew their strength, and they will 
be able to run and not become weary (see Isaiah 
40:31). In other words, they will be able to do all 
that they need to do no matter how difficult it 
is and still have strength remaining. This 
sounds really good to me, and I am sure that it 
also does to you. 
   We often wear ourselves out running in 
our own strength, but it is never sufficient, 
because God has created us in such a way that we 
need Him. God waits to be wanted, and when He is, 
He always comes to our aid and grants us the 
ability to do what needs to be done. We can live in 
the strength of God if we will take the time to 
let Him know that we need Him and refuse to take 
action without having first secured His presence 
and assistance by faith. 
   To wait on God is to look for, expect, 
and hope in Him. We look to Him to be our 
strength, our wisdom, our creativity, and anything 
else that we need. Everything we need is in Him; 
therefore, if we have sought Him, we have everything 
else we need. Jesus said, "Apart from me you can 
do nothing" (John 15:5 [NIV]). Take some time 
each morning, before beginning any activity, and 
sit quietly in Gods presence, whispering to Him 
that you need Him, you want Him, and you desire 
Him more than any other person or thing. By 
faith, wait in His presence and trust that you are 
receiving the strength you need for whatever you have 
to do that day or for whatever may come up that 
you are currently unaware of. 
   Remember, God waits to be wanted! Seek 
Him, for He has promised that those who come to 
Him will never be rejected (see John 6:37). 
   Father, I ask You to forgive me for all 
the times I have run in my own strength and 
ignored You. I wait on You to grant me strength to 
do all that I need to do and to be all that You 
want me to be. [My Time with God by Joyce Meyer] 

   My favorite part of the day is early in 
the morning when I get up before anyone else and 
the house is totally silent. I spend that time 
with God, and I find that the silence strengthens 
me and helps me get focused for the day. I 
spend some time just sitting and enjoying it. 
   Our world today is very noisy, busy, and 
at times stressful. When you feel stressed or 
frustrated, go somewhere that is silent and just enjoy 
it for a few minutes; I believe you will find 
that your soul begins to calm down. Inner peace 
and quiet are vital for hearing from God or 
sensing the direction He wants us to take. 
   Outer silence helps promote inner 
silence. Learn to love silence and you will be more 
inclined to hear the still, small voice of God. At a 
time when Elijah desperately needed to receive 
direction from God, he had to wait until all the noise 
passed, and only when he was in a gentle stillness 
did he hear the still, small voice of God 
speaking to him (see 1 Kings 19:11, 12). 
   Father, help me learn to love the silence 
so I can hear Your voice and sense Your 
presence. [My Time with God by Joyce Meyer] 


   Some of the best times in prayer are 
wordless times. I stop speaking, close my eyes, and 
meditate upon what I have been reading or upon what I 
have been saying, and I listen inside of myself. 
I listen deeply. I listen for reproofs. I 
think of myself as a home with many doors. As I am 
meditating - and often it helps to close my eyes so I 
won't be distracted - I unlock doors and open them 
as I wait. It is here that the Holy Spirit 
invades. Then, I take circumstances before Him and I 
listen with doors open. 
   Please be assured that I have never heard 
an audible voice. It isn't that kind of 
answering. It's a listening down inside. It's sensing 
what God is saying about the situation. His 
promise is, after all, that He will inscribe His law 
- His will - upon our hearts and our minds. 
   It's like what you do when you're in love 
with a person. Isn't it true - the deeper the 
love, the less that has to be said? You can 
actually sit alone together by a fireplace for an 
hour or two and say very, very little, but it can 
be the deepest encounter and relationship you 
know anything about. 
   Those who wait upon the Lord will gain 
new strength, according to Isaiah, but remember: 
the key is waiting. 
   There's a sense of stability in trusting 
the Lord. That's how we wait silently and with a 
sense of confidence. When we wait for God to 
direct our steps, He does! When we trust Him to 
meet our needs, He will! 
   God tempers us and seasons us, making us 
mellow and mature when we wait on Him. 
   There's a sense of stability in trusting 
the Lord. We can wait silently and with a sense 
of confidence. [Chuck Swindoll 


   Some months I get tired just looking 
ahead at my schedule. I'm guessing you might 
occasionally feel the same way. Work deadlines loom. A 
kid gets sick. You've got company coming to 
town. The dishes need doing. The yard needs 
mowing. And let's not even talk about how bad the 
closets look. With kids' activities taking over, 
social media to manage, and financial pressure 
looming, it's no wonder so many of us feel stressed. 
   Whenever I face a grueling season, I 
always try to make sure I eat healthy, keep working 
out when I can, and get decent sleep. That last 
one can be tough because my body gets exhausted, 
but my mind keeps turning, thinking, and 
planning. But I know that if my body doesn't get good 
rest, I'm not nearly as productive, not to mention 
a lot grouchier. 
   But I've also discovered that my soul 
needs rest too. Have you ever considered that your 
soul needs rest on a regular basis just like your 
body? It's true. And there's only one place our 
souls can find rest: in God's holy presence. 
   If you're feeling exhausted by all of 
life's demands, then hit pause for a moment. Before 
you burn out or give in to some temptation that 
promises comfort, still your soul before God. Let his 
Spirit breathe new life into your heart, your mind, 
your body. Today let your soul breathe again. 
   Lord, my soul finds rest in you alone. 
Refresh me with your Spirit and renew my strength 
with your power. [Daily Power by Craig 


   Rest in Me, my child. Give your mind a 
break from planning and trying to anticipate what 
will happen. Pray continually, asking My Spirit 
to take charge of the details of this day. 
Remember that you are on a journey with Me. When you 
try to peer into the future and plan for every 
possibility, you ignore your constant Companion who 
sustains you moment by moment. As you gaze anxiously 
into the distance, you don't even feel the strong 
grip of My hand holding yours. How foolish you 
are, My child!  
   Remembrance of Me is a daily discipline. 
Never lose sight of My Presence with you. This 
will keep you resting in Me all day, every day. 
(1 Th. 5:17; Psa. 62:5) [Jesus Calling by Sarah 

   Hold My hand--and trust. So long as you 
are conscious of My Presence with you, all is 
well. It is virtually impossible to stumble while 
walking in the Light with Me. I designed you to 
enjoy Me above all else. You find the deepest 
fulfillment of your heart in Me alone.  
   Fearful, anxious thoughts melt away in 
the Light of My Presence. When you turn away 
from Me, you are vulnerable to the darkness that 
is always at work in the world. Don't be 
surprised by how easily you sin when you forget to 
cling to My hand. In the world, dependency is seen 
as immaturity. But in My kingdom, dependence on 
Me is a prime measure of maturity. (Isa. 41:10; 
Psa. 62:5, 6) [Jesus Calling by Sarah Young] 

   Stop your incessant worry-planning! Draw 
your mind back from the future to the present 
moment, where My Presence lovingly awaits you. Seek 
My Face with a smile in your heart, knowing 
that I take delight in you. Talk with Me about 
all that concerns you and the tasks that are 
weighing on you. Call out to Me for help as you set 
priorities according to My will. Then keep returning 
your focus to Me and to the work at hand. 
Inviting Me into your activities increases your Joy 
and helps you to be more effective.  
   When you need to take a break, remember 
that I am your resting place. My everlasting arms 
are always available to support you and hold you 
close. When you relax in My company - waiting with 
Me for a time - this demonstrates genuine trust 
in Me. As you prepare to return to your tasks, 
make the effort to include Me in your plans. This 
protects you from worrying; it also helps you stay 
close to Me, enjoying My Presence. (Luk. 12:25, 
26; Psa. 62:5, 6; Deu. 33:27) [Jesus Always by 
Sarah Young] 


Psalm 62:5-6 - The Blessings Of Pray And 
Waiting Upon The LORD. 


Psalm 27:14 - Waiting On The Lord.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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