“My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.” – Psalm 62:5-6 (NASB)
There are times in our lives that our best option is to back away from our worries and take a respite, like a breather. The idea of waiting in silence as we read in this verse is very close to the idea of resting. God created us humans and gave us a physical body that needs rest for recuperation from the work we do. God also gave us a soul which also requires rest and we get that rest by waiting for God in silence. When we wait we can hear and learn to believe in God’s promises. That’s what gives us hope and that hope comes from God. Our word ‘hope’ means a way to wish. We want but don’t know if we will get it and perhaps will be disappointed. But God created us to have hope that comes from Him and never disappoints us. Our hope grows and gets stronger as we wait in silence. As we wait in silence, we think about and meditate on what God has promised. He promises hope from his unchangeable character and lovingkindness. Today let’s do it; let’s wait only for God and for Him alone.