5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. 7 On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us. Selah- Psalm 62:5-8 (ESV)
Selah. What a beautiful word. When you are reading a psalm and you cone across the word “Selah”, stop.
Go no further.
Look back and re-read the verses you just took in.
Soak in their meaning.
Meditate on the message.
Consider what the psalmist is saying.
Only God can save you. He is our only true, strong, steadfast, unmovable help. Don’t twist around anxiously. Find refuge in the Lord. He alone is our strength. He alone is our safe place.
Trust in God always.
No fine print or legal clauses.
No “unless” or “until” or “ifs, ands or buts”.
No reason to doubt.
No need to fear.
The Lord is our immovable rock. He will never let us down.
There is no circumstance beyond God’s help.
There is no hurt beyond God’s healing.
There is a deep sweetness to be found when we seek the Lord and begin to discover how great is His love for us.
Trust in the Lord always. Rest in Him. Grow in Him and marvel at His love, grace and mercy.
Wait in silence. He alone is our hope. But what other hope could we possibly need? We have the Almighty Creator and Sustainer of all on our side.
On your side.
Because He loves us.
Because He loves you.
And He has you in His strong, capable hands.