For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory; my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Psalm 62: 5-7 My hope is from Him… is it really? Psalm 62:1 reminds us that we wait on what we hope in. And so we must ask what it is that we wait on.
In financial difficulty do we wait on that tax break or salary increase? In loneliness do we wait on that text message or phone call? In sickness do we wait on that doctor or scan result?
In life do we wait on ourselves or on God?
I can hear the cries of an enlightened society objecting to the idea that God exists at all, never mind the naïve proposition that we should wait on Him. But one glance at our world reminds us that we have no answers to the questions that matter most. In spite of medical advancements we still have no cure for the malady of the human heart. While we boast in our own ability with a self-assurance that is evidently misplaced. God is still God.
Perhaps what we need is less enlightenment and more faith.
Faith that resurrects the heart and affects the world at its point of deepest need. Faith that understands where power lies and runs to the place of prayer.
Our prayer reflects our theology
If we believe that God alone is our rock, our salvation and our refuge, then our lives will reflect that. Our prayer will reflect that. Not only in frequency but also in nature.
A redemptive life in a broken world will endure the storms of suffering. If Christ is an anchor for the soul, prayer is where we tie the rope.
We wait on what we hope in. May we hope in God and wait in prayer. Much Love Matt