Read Psalm 62:1-4. 1For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. 2He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 3How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? 4They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse.
Few of us have mastered this inner silence of the soul in times of great distress. Yes, we must cry out to God, we must enter our complaint in his courtroom, we must petition God for justice and mercy simultaneously. But when all is said and done we must take this same position of silence before God. There comes a time when our issues are ours alone. Not God’s. Not others’. Not even our enemies’. Just ours. And all that remains is to trust God alone.
When we listen to the screaming voice inside, the one demanding change, demanding immediate rescue from God, we are living as a leaning wall and a tottering fence, inviting the Enemy’s attacks. We are susceptible to his lies that we need something more than Christ alone. Our inner turmoil collides with external strife and thrusts us down from our seemingly high place.
But in Christ we shall not be greatly shaken. Why? Because we have learned to be trusting in silence, strong in weakness, and dependent on grace alone. In him all we need is his all sufficient love to see us through. To live is Christ waits in silence within God our rock, our salvation, and our fortress.
Prayer. Jesus, I’m done being loud. Help me to wait in silence within the fortress of your love for me. Amen.
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