7/25 Psalm 62:1

1 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

David was faced with people who kept attacking him over and over. Some would speak kindly to him and then lie about him behind his back. Their goal was to bring him down from the calling God had placed on his life. David reminded himself that the only way to deal with these people was to look to God.

The soul is the mind, will, and emotions of a person. David's mind could have devised a way to get even. His will could have led him to attack them like they were attacking him. His emotions could have led him to slaughter them. But David knew that was not the best way to deal with them. The best way was to have his whole inner being to wait in silence on God alone.

Waiting in silence is a discipline. We are so prone to taking matters into our own hands and making things worse than they already are. Our mind will naturally go over and over the treachery we have seen. To still our thoughts and emotions and silently wait for God can only be done by those who have disciplined their inner life. Some would say that is impossible. David tells it is possible.

True salvation from a situation only comes from God. He is the only one who can put an end to any kind of troubles we face. When we devise our own plans, we often compound the problem or create a new problem. God knows every detail and every consequence. It only makes sense to wait in silence for His salvation from whatever you are facing today. He will act or will show you how to act. Still your soul and wait silently for Him alone.

Consider: Have you learned to discipline your soul?