Resolve For a New Week {Once God has spoken; twice have I heard}

Psalm 62: A Psalm of David

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 never be shaken.

How long will you assail a person, will you batter your victim, all of you, as you would a leaning wall, a tottering fence? Their only plan is to bring down a person of prominence. They take pleasure in falsehood; they bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.

For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my deliverance and my honor; my mighty rock, my refuge is in God.

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

Those of low estate are but a breath, those of high estate are a delusion; in the balance they go up; they are together lighter than a breath. Put no confidence in extortion, and set no vain hope on robbery; if riches increase, do not set your heart on them.

Once God has spoken; twice have I heard this: that power belongs to God, and steadfast love belongs to you, O Lord. For you repay to all according to their work.

Word.

It’s so easy for the confidence of our faith to become God plus {fill in with whatever thing you think you can’t live without.} Can you see in your life where God + Thing Hoped For=Confidence? Inevitably for us to grow God must bring us to a place where {the thing we think we can’t live without} is withheld and in its place He gives to us the mysterious and beautiful faith that confidently sings with the Psalmist, “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.”

All other waiting is just dressed up wastingbut a breath” and “a delusion.”

I don’t know for what you might be waiting today. Nothing will make us feel helpless like waiting for something {or someone} that we can’t control. Helpless like a tottering fence that can’t upright itself; the pull of gravity irresistible. Discouragement and despair are ever present with this kind of waiting.

Might this week we give up that kind of waiting and instead just wait for God? The God who shows up with whispers of encouragements, embraces of comfort, and words of truth. Maybe your waiting is the mercy of God asking you to relieve your contract with Him of all its contingencies. “For God alone my soul waits in silence, for my hope is from him.”

Do you feel weak today? The power belongs to God. Do you feel abandoned, unvalued, unloved? The steadfast love of Christ is yours. Leave your tottering fences and your honor in the hands of the One who is your only worthy hope. Once God has spoken; twice have I heard.

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