Unlike most Psalms, Psalm 62 is not lamenting or full of prayer. Instead, “David with a great deal of pleasure professes his own confidence in God and dependence upon him, and encourages himself to continue waiting on him.” Also, “with a great deal of earnestness he excites and encourages others to trust in God likewise, and not in any creature” (Matthew Henry).
God alone is the only person who is 100% dependable. He will never fail us like others undoubtedly will. As Charles Mackintosh explains, “we are frequently tempted to look to an arm of flesh first, and when that fails us, we look to God. This will never do either. He must be our first as well as our only resource.”
I get it, it can be hard to trust God completely, even though we know he is for us and will not fail us, but my challenge to you is that you keep trying. It will take practice and you’ll slip up, but I promise, leaning on God as your only resource will eliminate a lot of disappointment and frustration.
As you work on fully embracing that God is good and he is dependable, continually return to Psalm 62 for encouragement. When you find yourself looking for someone else or something to put your trust in, let the words of the Psalm remind you that God is the only one you should be relying on.
“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
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