Scripture For Today: Psalm 62:1-12
“5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
We do have battles, needs, and enemies of our soul and joy in this life. They are manifest in circumstances and are always presented as a temptation to take up arms and solve them using whatever lawful means is necessary. So we fret, worry, fight, seek the best path. We determine the objective and put our energy into accomplishing it believing that achieving the objective will be victory. About here we realize we have left God out so we stop and ask Him if our objectives are ok with Him, and if the provision we seek is what He would do or have for us. Absent what we perceive is a negative answer we press on satisfied that we have God on our side. Relationships obtained are not victory, jobs found, cars provided, health restored, these are not the substance of victory they are the spoils of victory. Victory is when we by faith wait for only God and find Him in the midst of circumstances, and He is enough.
“The provision is never the answer or the victory, only the provider is.”
True faith in God is able to be quiet and wait for God to be the provision for his needs now and forever. True faith is not pressing for an open door, or imagining that every possibility is a provision of God because it is not the provision of God but the God who can provide that true faith waits for. True faith does not try to help God or find others who can meet our needs because it believes that only God can be the solution to every circumstance of life. The key we see in Davids declaration is that he is determined that he will be quiet and wait for only God who is the answer to his prayer and needs. Waiting is to be quiet, still and resigned to how God moves and when God moves. David is careful to quiet his inward emotions and passions and connect all of his hope for deliverance and victory to God. Expectation in this passage gives the idea of a cord or a rope. David has connected his future to only God by the rope of faith. He can encourage others to “trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.” He has connected his rope to the person of God, and now sits quietly waiting for God to move and be his refuge, defense, rock, salvation, and glory. He is resigned to desire nothing but God, seek nothing but God, be stirred by nothing but God because he has placed his trust in only God! Of course in this passage is the fact that David has enemies around him that all the while are pressing the battle against him. “They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.” Psalms 62:4. In the face of this determined enemy true faith is seen as David in quietness of mind and spirit is resigned to waiting for only God!
The circumstances of life can line up against you like an army of enemies who attack in waves to overcome your faith. Victory is claimed by circumstances when out of worry, desire, loneliness, anger, or some other driving emotion or need you begin to fight the battle in your strength and wisdom to accomplish your objective. You can perfectly accomplish your objective and claim victory only to find out that you have only achieved defeat in another way. The answer is to realize that the victory you need is not in the achieving of objectives on the battlefield of your life but placing all of your faith in every circumstance in the person of God and seeking Him. When you walk in Christ, He leads you to every provision you need for your lives because He is the answer who has the provision for your needs. The provision is never the answer or the victory, only the provider is! Seek only God!